Sunday, November 28, 2010

Get These People Out of My House

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.


Amy Sullivan said...

So glad you got a free moment to write. My gosh, those are so precious (and rare!). I didn't know you were writing a novel...obviously, I don't read enough! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Missy@Wonder, Friend said...

Do I ever relate! Those stolen moments are precious. Enjoy yours!

Shell said...

I haven't seen that yet.

My boys often ask to stay with me when daddy wants to take them somewhere. I practically shove them out the door.

Babes Mami said...

Congrats on finding time! I love mine too but I'm like 'go away!!' sometimes!

Jen said...

I LOVE moments like that. They are few and far between but at totally gems when they happen.

Mesina said...

Oh I can so relate. I love all my kids, really honestly truly but if Papa wants to take them ANYWHERE and leave me alone without them?

I'm pretty much thanking whatever magical forces that be for making it happen. xx

blueviolet said...

A few moments of bliss is good for all of us! Now you've got me a bit intrigued with the movie!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Never heard of that movie. Might have to check it out. Can your hubs take my kids to Home Depot too? I'll send a whole pound bag of m&ms???

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

Life with Kaishon said...

I never saw the movie. I love Uma though, so I should : ). I am glad you got a small respite. My baby is 10 now and I have to say, sometimes I miss those 'little' days but then I remember all the work, and the missing part is short lived : )

Glen said...

Ah the power of the chocolate based bribe - fantastic!

chele said...

Yay! M&Ms are truly the answer to everything.

Liz said...

it's always great to have some quite time, but it can be rough when you *think* you've scored some for yourself, but then fear losing it, like when the kids don't want to leave.

Hooray that you won out in the end!

Amy said...

I am totally for candy bribes if it buys me some alone time!

I had heard of this movie awhile back and never got around to watching it. I'm going to add it to my netflix queue...looks hysterical!

Kim said...

This is a scene right out of my life right down to the desperation with which you practically pay them to get out the door! Thanks for your visit. I'm joining up to follow you and then I can get updates when you write a new post.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Ah, the epic battle for that one hour of bliss. I don't have a kid, but I can relate to that part of it. :)

Enjoy your hour!

MomZombie said...

You had me on the edge of my seat. Would he stay? Would he go? What we have to do to get a little quiet time to write. At this point I'm just waiting, impatiently, for kindergarten to start next fall.

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

I get it. I sooooo get it and I'm really glad I'm not abnormal, because I wasn't so sure.

The silence is a gift. I am so excited about tomorrow night because my daughter and husband are going to a Sushi Cooking class together. The other girls are at their moms. That means SILENCE yaaaay!

Hope you enjoyed every minute. The M&M's were a nice touch to the tractor bribe. :-)

Aging Mommy said...

After ten days of relatives visiting, who finally left this evening, I am feeling exhausted and totally disconnected from everything. I know what you mean, those precious moments to sit and try to write, they seem so impossible to get to. M&M's and mini hershey bars are the main form of bribery around here too :-)

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Savor it, girlfriend!

The Drama Mama said...

Can Richard take mine with him too?

kathryn said...

Oh, this is too funny! I think every mom can relate to this feeling...and it's difficult to balance that glee with the mom-guilt that comes on the heels of it.

Hey, we're only human!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Very cute- and so is your blog. New follower from Lamb's hop- hop on over to when you have a moment ;-)