Can’t Read the Paper

One of the differences between our younger selves and our more mature selves is the acceptance that it is the accumulation of small things that can make your life good. Our ennui and youthful boredom somewhat stems from thinking life should be like a Samuel Jackson film, even if that means snakes on a plane, or the excitement at the end of a romantic comedy when the dog has run into the wedding cake, the fat lady is thrown into the pool, and the guy tells the girl he has been in love with her all along. See the last scene of The Graduate for some reality on that one.

Remember how when you were little and your grandma’s friend was so excited about the new tea cup that goes with her collection and you thought, “What is the big deal? It’s a tea cup.” Well, I seriously think it’s better to embrace the tea cup collection. There are some small things that can really make your life good. For me, it’s having a strong cup of coffee in the morning with my husband. I must have half and half, a little sugar, and then I like to read the paper.

If I can.

8 thoughts on “Can’t Read the Paper

  1. I’m right there with you!
    Ever since I became a mom, seconds are actually precious to me and they took a whole new meaning!

    While I pop my daughter’s breakfast in the microwave for 30 seconds, I fill her sippy cup with milk, put the darn ‘nipple’ thing in the ring and put the cap on the cup..phew!

    Who knew 30 seconds where so productive! LOL

  2. That’s hysterical! Do you know I haven’t WATCHED TV since my daughter was born…. like maybe an hour here and there… (while she sleeps) So as far as news goes, my husband has introduced to CNN’s RSS Feed… if I ever have time to actually read it. Mostly it’s skim and delete… better than nothing, I say.

  3. so true! my laptop is the only extra curricular activity i can salvage these days.

    now that i have two kiddies, i can’t seem to finish anything in one sitting. be it the laundry, the dishes, an article, a conversation, an email… you name it.

    and just forget about TV!

    it’s mainly cause when they’re all settled in bed, i just want to stare at the wall and veg. yawwwn!

    happy new year daphne!

    • i’m a huge soccer fan and have been very much enoinjyg the world cup especially since my country is hosting and i actually get to watch some of the games live at the stadium @saskia we’ve been invaded by the orange-craziness here in SA. whenever there’s a dutch match, the country turns orange

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