Monday, August 11, 2008

Is Dr. Google in the house?

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 8/11/2008
Here is a running list of the ailments affecting the Ping/Kuri/Pinglet household:
  1. Natsubate (Conditions: Tired but unable to sleep, lethargic, no appetite, brain feels like it's wrapped in cotton; Can be confused with jet lag or first few months with newborn): Ahh, natsubate. A well-known condition in Japan which works well when you need an excuse for not being able to do any work (Doesn't work too well with a baby, though. It seems that babies don't really care if you aren't feeling up to looking after them). The cure? Alas, it looks like I'll have to fry me up some eel (*gag*) to get some energy. Do you think chocolate would work just as well?
  2. Tapeworm (Conditions: Constant eating): I believe that the Pinglet is suffering from this condition. Always a good eater (because higher powers have decreed that it isn't fair to mommies if a child has both sleep issues AND eating issues), she has exponentially increased her food intake this week. Sample menu for today: 2 bottles (1 morning/1 night), rice/pumpkin/1 entire egg/grapes/yoghurt (breakfast), bean and vegetable mix/bread/yoghurt/fruit (lunch), fish and vegetable mix/rice (dinner), 1 entire banana/1 jar of applesauce/2 pieces of bread/biscuits (snacks throughout the day). I have no idea where she puts it. The cure? Hmmm...none comes to mind at the moment. I can only hope this is a growth spurt and not indicative of her future eating habits because I don't know if we'll be able to afford it.
  3. Moving Day procrastination (Conditions: Looking around apartment but unable to open closets due to fear of falling objects and losing steam in the middle of cleaning, only to end up standing knee-deep in junk) While I am beyond estactic that we are finally moving from this apartment, the task that is ahead of me to get things packed, while removing unnecessary items, is so monumental that my natural response is to do absolutely nothing. Perhaps you recall the Great Closet Saga of 2007? Imagine having to do that around the entire apartment. With a toddler. Who likes to "help" Mommy and Daddy by picking up things she shouldn't have and running away for a game of chase with said item to see if Mommy and Daddy can catch her before it finds its way into her mouth. The cure? Moving day, obviously. As a procrastinator, I've always needed a deadline to get things done.

Stay healthy everyone! Let me know if you need me to send you some eel.

3 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

Anonymous said...

hang on! cooler weather must be coming.....and soon you'll be in your new digs!!
Love Mom

Christelle said...

We're not moving (wish we were) but I want to throw out everything in our house and start over. How can two people acquire so much junk????!!!! I feel like a terrible housewife (read your linked post) and used to have a cleaning service come once a month when I was single (but we live too far away from town for that now). My PILs are coming over to watch (hold) Jonah for a few hours today so I can actually get some much needed cleaning and organizing done. With the heat and the amount to be done though, I don't hold out much hope of any major changes in how our place looks. Ganbatte with your packing and remember- the only thing worse than packing is... unpacking :)

thefukases said...

You could always do what my moving procrastinator DH did. Everything that was not needed but too much effort to sort/ trash got put in boxes labelled 'stuff' and two moves and 5 years later they are still in sealed boxes labelled 'stuff'. :) But you know, one day if he ever desperately needs his high school PE uniform or every payslip he ever got from every job he's ever had it's all there!

Oh, and as someone who's moved with toddler help- big hugs and a stiff drink!


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