Deven just celebrated his 8 month “birthday” on the 16th. All of a sudden, in the last week it seems, he has grown and developed so much. It’s not huge, but to me seeing him go from a baby who would just pivot in circles on his tummy, to all of a sudden crawling and sitting up by himself, I feel rushed to get that application in to Harvard.
This has been the most fun age so far. Now you’re not just the giant mommy-machine who changes diapers and shovels food into his face, you’re an interactive machine that plays games! I can’t quite get him to understand the concept of Candy Land, but we’re getting the hang of Peek-a-boo, and games that involve mimicking. We have so much fun together. His laugh is the coolest sound in the entire world.
Motherhood is so fulfilling and fun, but also absolutely terrifying. I’ve never ever in my life been afraid for life, mine or anyone else’s, until I had a baby. I don’t know if I could look ahead in life without him here, and I fear not being able to watch him grow up, or him having to go through the pain of missing someone the way that I miss my mom. Life is all of a sudden precious and fragile. I don’t think I ever thought of myself as being invincible before, but I didn’t have as much to live for before he was born. Now it’s worth protecting. Did you know that the #1 killer of kids from infancy through their mid-20s are accidents? Seriously.
Some moms react to this by taking this super-proactive approach and cutting out all possible risks they can control, like vaccines, red meat, plastic bottles, public school, preservatives, refined sugar, the list goes on for days. I would totally take that same approach if I were at all convinced that it would do a damn bit of good. Plus, life is not worth living if you’re living in constant fear. I prefer the “let’s just see what happens” approach to child-rearing. I catch the vase before it falls on my son’s head, and then I put it away where he can’t get it. Full-proof!
WARNING: If you know nothing about Rush, or are not interested in Rush, then do not proceed, or heed caution. Wait, why the hell are you here anyway?
Rolling Stone to interview Rush?
Are people actually taking interest in Rush? Was Snakes & Arrows actually good enough for the mainstream media to take notice? I would not trust the fucktards at Rolling Stone as far as I could throw them. This is the same magazine that refuses to allow Rush, a band that after 30 years on the charts, still making albums, still selling out arenas, downright refuses to allow them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Because some suit says their music gives him headaches. This “music” magazine with the girls from “The Hills” on the cover. Alex Lifeson is right, Rush would lose a great deal of credibility and respect if they fell for this.
Rolling Stone is out for either blood or money, either going to make a mockery of the band, or wants to cash in on their new-found popularity. I hope they turned them down.
My birthday is tomorrow! I had so much fun on Saturday night, by the way, thanks to my friends, husband and brother. It turns out my life can be fun! Wee! Anyway, don’t forget to send me money and presents. May you be struck down if you should forget!