Sunday, November 28, 2010
I had a chance this week to watch the movie Motherhood with Uma Thurman. This is obviously not a review of this movie, as it is not even considered a new release, but it was a new release in my world.
Boy, could I relate to that movie, as I’m sure many of you out there can. Sure, there were many differences between her life and mine, but so many experiences and thoughts she had rang true.
For example, here I am, in a rush, literally sweating as I frantically grab (what I hope to be) an hour for writing. Moments ago, I was hanging laundry, putting away groceries, and Putting Things In The Right Place (a never-ending chore), when all of a sudden I heard golden words:
“Come on, Parker, get your shoes on!” Richard, my husband, shouted out.
“Whatchya gonna do?” I asked.
“We’re going to go to Home Depot!” He said.
“Parker go witch you!” Parker shouted.
Yessssss, I think. I will stop everything and WRITE. I can be among others when I write, but it is best if I am alone.
“Let mommy help you change your pants and get your shoes on,” Richard says (which means he is asking that I change Parker and put his shoes on).
“Yes! Come here, Parker! Let’s get changed,” I say, glad to help.
“NOO! No change! Stay home with mommy!” Parker shouts.
“NO!” I shriek in quick response, “You go with Daddy, you ride the tractor!” I continue.
“Maybe there’ll be M&M’s for good boys,” Richard adds.
“Yes,” I try to hold onto whatever I can to keep my moment for writing that is dangling over a precipitous edge. “Parker, you get changed, you get M&M’s!”
“M&M’s!” Parker shouts. He comes right to me and lays down for his change.
Oh, thank god. I think. Get them out the door. I mean, I love them and all, but geez.
And, here I am, writing. In bed. Sunset. 4:30 pm. Glass of wine at the bedside. Silence.
I’m off to dive back into my character for a while and work on my novel. Love to you all.