superdumb supervillain: We're back.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We're back.

So the drive up to Chicago was, indeed, very long. We borrowed a couple of Chuck Palahniuk audiobooks from the library, which was novel (I highly recommend the author's reading of Choke, as long as you're not easily offended or grossed-out) and definitely passed the time between NPR stations. I borrowed a breastpump to replace the one that I'd already sent to a friend since I hadn't been using it. That thing was the best thing, ever, although it felt strangely wasteful to pour full bottles of milk out. I tried to use the battery pack to pump in the car, that's how desperately I needed it. (Melonboobs is a term that comes to mind.) We missed the kids so much that we basically dropped Bob's new work off and small talked with the gallery folks, then turned around and headed for home. We figured maybe we'll do some Chicago sightseeing when we fly up for the opening in November.

Jasper and Roo did pretty well at grandma's although the little one won't let me out of his sight now, which is already getting very old. I thought a couple of days apart would wean him, but apparently his milk lust is unfathomably strong. And his stupid molars are taking like a month to completely come in. So he is a screeching, clingy nightmare pretty much 24-7. Did I mention his new foreskin infection that my mom didn't notice? The first diaper I changed upon our return revealed something that looked like a cherry tomato where his penis should be. Eeek! So he's on antibiotics now. Awesome. He was up about every 40 minutes last night with some kind of night terrors, too. Roo seems pretty healthy but when I asked what she did at grandma's while we were away, she said "we ate a LOT of junk food!" Again, awesome.

The cats had a peeing contest while we were gone but thankfully Bob had the foresight to put the rugs in a locked room so the clean up wasn't as horrific as it could have been. And continuing my whining, there is something weird going on with my email so please don't be offended if you haven't received a reply. Hopefully I will get everything back to normal in a day or two. Whatever "normal" is!

Ah, it's good to be home.


  1. Great to have you back Naomi!
    So sorry to hear about little Jasper and I hope Roo is through choco detox by now.
    Hope you guys all get some sleep!

  2. Glad to have you back home! Sounds like it's going to take a few days for things to get back to "normal," uh, whatever that is.

  3. Ach! Sorry for little Jasper, sounds like a bit if a traumatic separation for him. "Mom leaves and now my penis is on fire! This must never happen again!"

    I had a cat that baptized all of my possessions in urine as well. Luckily it ran away before I could skin it. I'm still hurt and offended from the whole ordeal. Hopefully your papers and pillows were out of the line of fire.

  4. wow so you came to the windy city so how you like it? so what sites did you go and see there are so minny of them down there but well in all it good to here you did have a good time and well you did not get lost when you where down here and well in up in elgion, ill

  5. OUCH for Jasper! Hope you're all healthy and back to normal soon.

  6. Poor Jasper. That must be awful, but I hope he's getting better.

    Too bad your weaning plan didn't pan out. I'm hoping to get some advice from you when the time comes for me.

    And as for those cats--shame on them! I've got a problem with our kitty doing the same. My husband is ready to kill him at any moment, but I just can't bear to get rid of him, after volunteering at a cat shelter for a few years before I got pregnant.

    I hope you guys have recovered this week!


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