Monday, May 25, 2009


the destruction of matter

i had always taken the adage
"for something to become clean, another must become dirty"
as a truism.
figured it was a existential shortcut to explain the physics of matter itself.

i had never taken it as personally as i needed to this morning as i showered.
as i became clean
the bathroom was entirely trashed by my lovely pair of progeny.
even the toilet brush was brandished inappropriately as i feebly attempted to rinse.

so now i realize that variations of that phrase could just be the equation
i have been seeking to explain the past few years of "assistance".

'for someone to become fed, the pantry must be turned upside down'

'for laundry to become folded, it must be mauled and sullied in the process'

'for one garden plant tended, at least three must be compromised'

'for groceries to be purchased, a number of cart contents must be shredded, tossed about or partially digested'

i shall continue to study these theories.

the most important entertainment of the day

breakfast. sunday. muffins and milk foam. yummmmy.

irate pirate

esther, thomas and edgar, each demonstrating an 'arrrr' pirate face.

can you guess which one is the parrot?

Monday, May 04, 2009

buttons and beaus

two entirely inappropriate toys for children.
buttons for the 17 month old,

and digital technology for the three year old.

esther takes her first photo!