Friday, January 28, 2005

"Daddy Drinks Because You Cry": And Other Books To Put Kids To Sleep.

Jason here,

Oh yes, hello.

It is a rare day today. It's a rare day because I saw Jamie asleep. For those of you out of the loop, I sleep a tremendous amount. Jamie on the other hand can sleep for four hours and go out and face the day, I can barely drive myself to work under such circumstances. I woke up early this morning and on my own, no alarm today! Jamie always falls asleep after me and is up before me, sometimes I wonder if she sleeps at all, but if I'm quick enough I can still feel the warmth of her pillow. Jamie is a very adorable sleeper, unlike myself. I snore, kick, and generally make a huge mess of the pillows and blankets, hmmmmmm, maybe I shouldn't wonder so hard why Jamie never sleeps. But on those very rare days where I am up before her it's always trouble. I say trouble because I just don't know what to do with myself. It's not that I'm needy, wait a minute, that's exactly it, I'm very needy and I get a little lost when left on my own. Today I busied myself with the following: Took out the trash and the recycling, cleaned the bathroom, dusted the living room, kicked some of the snow that collected on the car, and made piles. Piles you might ask? I've learned a solid truth about most men and how they clean a house. Most men, myself included, will not think to take a bunch of stuff and put it away. No no, we prefer to arrange all those random items into piles of various sizes and heights. Papers and books are especially good for piling, but on occasion I've been known to pile dishes, cardboard boxes, and clothing. Not folded clothing, just neat little piles of flattened t-shirts and pants. I never see the problem with this type of cleaning, but I do see the disbelief in Jamie's eyes when she comes home to a house that has been "cleaned" by me. Piles on tables, in corners, and anywhere else one might think a pile of random items might fit. It's sad really and I try to work on it. Jamie says just to put stuff away instead of piling it, what a novel concept! Until then, let's see if I can stack this thing on top of that thing.

-Jason

9 comments:

amy said...

Hi Jason, Amy from Connecticut here ... is it wrong that I clean the same way guys do? I'm all about the piles. Piles on my desk at home and at work, piles of clothes (little folded ones ... separated into certain types of clothing), piles of papers/mail/bills/receipts. I'm a piler - is there a "Pilers Anonymous" for us?

Good to hear from you! :)

transience said...

hey, jason. it's a wonder you didn't stop and watch jay sleep. but all that piling will sure do you in. don't you think it requires more effort to balance things on top of the other instead of cleaning it all away? =)

random-girl said...

Hello Jason =) I have to join Amy's club and admit I'm a piler too. Especially when it comes to the office. And my categories of piling go more on physical looks than content, which makes the paperwork in my office sorted into big-pieces-of-paper pile, smaller-pieces-of-paper pile and a special pile labelled "U.F.O." - "Unidentified Filing Objects". *Sigh*

sarily said...

jeff's a piler too! i'm glad he doesn't own much yet....otherwise his room would be a towering monster.

Fidget said...

I'm a serial piler of papers and DH tools - DH is a scatterer

Kelsey said...

i'm not a piler... but i've never read a post from you before. hello! that's all. ^^

Woody said...

Stopped by to say hi. And as I look around me, yup, piles of magazines, catalogs, books. You got it. - woody

Jay said...

You kids are too funny!
Am I the only one who puts stuff away?

HeroineGirl said...

this blog is very real and funny. Hillarious