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‘After The Baby, My Wife And I Have Been In Sweatpants Purgatory’

Posted on | November 16, 2011 | 18 Comments

by Smitty

Boy, did I get beat with the Life Imitates Art stick. Standing there next to the telly, holding the World’s Youngest Blogger, when Up All Night comes on.
The two fellas are down at the playground, discussing how their sex lives are going. Will Forte, on the right, delivers the utterly devastating post title line. I will leave to your imagination what I happened to be wearing at the moment.

For his part though, Tim Pawlenty took it as gracefully as an Iowa straw poll. Glad his acting career picked up after dropping out of the Presidential race.

Three and a half months is not too young to start explaining these brutal facts of life to the World’s Youngest Blogger. He really likes standing at this young age. Life will beat him down: oh yes, it will.


18 Responses to “‘After The Baby, My Wife And I Have Been In Sweatpants Purgatory’”

  1. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    OMG, Smitty, is he standing already?  How time flies.  God bless you and yours.

  2. smitty
    November 16th, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    Well, he’s not standing on his own, per se. But he enjoys being on his feet.

  3. Stan Brewer
    November 16th, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    Next week he will be asking for the car keys.

  4. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    Savor every moment they go by too fast.

  5. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Cruising (that is the term my wife calls it–but standing assisted and being able to move around) is very advanced at 3 months. 

  6. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    It seems like that!

  7. Edward
    November 17th, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    Three months trying to get him to walk, 40 years trying to get him to stand still.  🙂


  8. Anonymous
    November 17th, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    In short order, your programing choices will no longer include “adult situations and humor.”

    OTOH, you’ll get to know about TWYB’s generation’s version of Barney and Ninja Turtles.

  9. Anonymous
    November 17th, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    OMG that is so true! 

    When my daughter was around 6 months old, I looked at some pics my hubby took of me holding her.  I was wearing ghastly purple sweat pants, white socks, and red slippers.  That’s when it hit me:  I’m in new-mom h*ll! 

    I got rid of all my sweat pants and went shopping the next day.

  10. Anonymous
    November 17th, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    Just like is dad, on his feet!

  11. Info
    November 17th, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    YMMV, I up and bought about four sets of Dickies as my “un-sweats”.  Got ’em in blue or black so they wouldn’t remind me of service khakis. 

    You’re missing out a little;   we had our twins in the Spring.  Saw every innning of every West Coast Nats games that year, b’golly!

  12. Anonymous
    November 17th, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    He should have a few years.  We’ve found they don’t really pay attention for at least 3 or 4 years.

    Also, Nick Jr. has the best stuff on TV for little ones.  One big plus: no commercials.

  13. Info
    November 17th, 2011 @ 6:29 am

    And as a practical matter, having about 8-10 large bath towels (don’t use fabric softener) avaible for bouts of vomiting is damned useful…  It’s easier to change towels than your clothes/his bedding every time  he barfs.

  14. just a conservative girl
    November 17th, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I do hope that you realize how advanced you little man is. Standing like that at three months is virtually unheard of.  

    Bless you both!!!

  15. smitty
    November 17th, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    He rolls over, but hasn’t really got the upper body strength to crawl.
    We have so much work to do.

  16. Anonymous
    November 17th, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    I try to be low-key about flogging this, but a really fine show for kids is Ariel & Zoey, and Eli, Too.

    These kids are patriotic, like to perform at military bases, and showcase positive messages for kids.

    They also perform amazingly well for such youg’uns.

  17. Anonymous
    November 17th, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    There’s a lot to be said for quality children’s programming.  Our daughter loved Winnie the Pooh (good), Disney Channel (mostly good), and the Teletubbies (bad).  However, the one program that we all liked was the Powerpuff Girls!  Little girls kicking bad guy butt, and hilarious spoofs and jokes for the adults kept her dad and me from going crazy.  That show unleashed our daughter’s imagination and got her hooked on creative writing and illustration, which she’s been doing every day in the 10 years since. 

  18. Anonymous
    November 18th, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    Sounds nice. Having only boys we never experienced the girl side of the kid-o-verse.

    The Disney “Pooh” franchise was very good for little kids. In kids shows, I did have to filter stuff to cut down on the wimp-factor programming. Wasn’t trying to raise macho men, just normal “men.”

    It worked, apparently.