February 19, 2011

What is Down with Our Bad Selves?

I thought K was a big eater with her fierce feeds every two hours on the hour but J makes her look like a lightweight. I've never had a baby that eats so much! Mind you, I've also never had a baby that can pee on its own head so even a mother of three can learn something new.

Have I mentioned he's lovely?

Naturally we've chosen this time to do some major home construction in the living and dining rooms, including re-plastering the walls and hanging molding.

To make matters more hectic, we decided to go with a cheaper contractor, who announced he didn't feel comfortable hanging real clay molding after he'd already torn up the living room. So we had to go crawling back to the expensive guy and beg him to come while all our furniture was still under plastic.

He was actually quite nice about it, in a sardonic way. When Ralf poked his head in the shop he was greeted with: 'Your guy can't hang it, can he?'

Ralf admitted this was the case. He also expressed some doubts about the molding we'd chosen, as it looked awfully big for the room when we held it up.

'Scared of a little molding, huh?' the interior designer asked amiably.

'Actually, I'm scared of my wife,' retorted Ralf with dignity.

'Aren't we all?' (This, of course, was a reflexive question and didn't require an answer.)

Then he offered to divert two of his workmen to hang the molding, which was very decent of him, and the final painting is happening right now. . . only the first guy's doing that so it's been a crazy week of rotating workmen.

But it's almost done...

I'll try to post pictures next week.


  1. Most boys can pee on their heads while babies! You have to dodge the streams while changing nappies - and always keep your mouth closed!

    Sounds crazy - but I hope the living room looks glorious when ready!

  2. Put the baby on his belly to change him.

    Put a teeny-tiny clothes pin on it.

    Kidding. Kidding.

    Hum.....can't wait to see that giant molding. :)

  3. I guess cheaper definitely isn't always better!

    Can't wait to see the pics!

  4. Odd the preconceptions, and the errors of same. I had you living -if I thought about it- in one of these http://www.huf-haus.com/de/home.html or something Art Deco.

  5. It's true that in my heart I live in a house made mostly of windows...

  6. Boys can eat and pee a lot, can't they? I mean, really, i guess it starts at birth. Can't wait to see these walls now! This is what the expensive guy loves, so he can tell all his friends how you came crawling back. They love this stuff.

  7. Impressive use of the word 'retorted'. First time I've seen that used in a blog before. Have I told you congrats on J?? Can't wait to meet him this summer!


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