Losing My Head. No, Really. Part One

I have officially lost my head.

I am just about to start day three of helping a mother of five children.  I only spend 5 hours a day at the house of five.  So far I have used as much laundry detergent in two days as I use in a year.

Yesterday, on my way home, I stopped at CVS and bought the biggest bottle of Advil they had.

I have two more days to go and I might need to buy another bottle.

I have taken four Advil with my orange juice this morning.  And, I made this choice: to shower or to blog.

I have no time to explain this illustration as I’m already late getting in the car to start day three.   I think, however, this illustration suggests where Part Two of this series is going.

©Pat Coakley 2008

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12 comments on “Losing My Head. No, Really. Part One”

  1. How can you do this to us.
    First you make us guffaw out loud, sending eruptions of orange juice in a backwards motion through nostrils it was not intended to traverse.

    Then you make us feel so bad for your headache, your strain, your efforts, your selfless assistance to a family that must be genuflecting with gratitude at your being there.

    And THEN, you leave us hanging for ” Part Two”, which I can only imagine.

    We, and I speak for your followers here, don’t care if you can’t shower. As long as you blog.
    There, I said it.
    Pretty shameless, but, ok, so………

    Counting down the days with you, and really, no other job can measure up to being a parent of multiple children. Hence, single for a reason, I get it.

  2. I like this image for a couple of reasons.

    Firstly it’s not bad from a manipulation point of view and secondly I like the idea of Palin’s disembodied head just laying on a lawn with that phoney smile of hers.

    I have a friend who has five kids and his wife always looks so worn out. I’ve given up on asking how she is every time I see her because her answer is always the same….. “I’m so tired and worn out”.

    Makes me wonder what kind of mother Palin is and how she manages.

  3. PS- I don’t know if I’m more horrified, nauseated or fearful that we are going to get this self pious, glory seeking, holy roller of a candidate.
    I can’t seem to fathom how asleep and catatonic the rest of the nation is.
    Apparently 8 years was NOT enough.

    Mc Cant better have a food taster in his court………

  4. Her car will give you an idea of how up to date she is !

  5. Ooops sorry it must be John McCain visiting.

  6. “Shower”? What is this “shower” you speak of?

    Heck, we only have two and getting cleaned up is difficult. I can’t imagine 5!

    As for the lawn ornament, I think we can guess how awesome a mom she is. If she has time to do all the things that they tout she does, (flying, hunting, running for VP) then you can bet that A: She has a lot of expensive staff who deal with the kids. B: She has practically no hand in rearing the kids, or C: Both.

    The idea of being a hands on parent AND being in politics is laughable. I’m not saying that a lot of men don’t take that route, just that the Right’s championing of her as a mom of 5 smells like poo. As far as I can tell all this means is that she managed to get pregnant 5 times. Others have done better than that!

    -Turkish Prawn

  7. Hmm… I’d rather have a gnome in the garden. I don’t trust her.

    Hold on there – a day and a half to go – and you can go back to the small Advil bottles. And maybe even a shower!

  8. You are a brave soul, 5 cute human children is chaos on toast without the beans! Good luck!!!

  9. You are a brave brave woman. 5 children you say? Oh my. I hope that advil was the one for migraines. It has caffeine in it to help give you a bit of energy.

    I would hug you cept you didn’t shower. And well…. yuck!

  10. EEK!!! a head on a lawn……
    Did you take that photo in Elm St.????

  11. Fantastic photo! I wouldn’t wish being separated from their head on anybody, but I think she is off her nut!

  12. Greetings, all! I am back and contemplating what I had in mind for Part II. I think in the course of the last few days, it has changed. But, we’ll see.


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