Kid for rent

Yesterday I mentioned that I am an extrovert, and that this was why I thought staying home all day every day with Bug would be hard. Ah, but I forgot about a teeny tiny detail that is just as equally important. BUG GOT MY GENES.

He just joneses for other people to be around/come over/walk by our house. And when they do, he goes bonkedy bonkers. Even just Lorso coming home after a day at work sends him into a tizzy. Today I had to go meet a painter at the preschool so that he could work out an estimate for painting the space, and the whole time we were waiting for him, Bug kept saying, “I’m gonna show him my car when he gets here! What’s his name? I’m gonna show him how fast I can run! Is he here now?” Understandably, he was a bit disappointed that the man was more interested in room measurements than Lightning McQueen.

While I totally understand his need for people, I can’t always produce a crowd for him, and so he wants me to be his crowd. He wants me to watch this or look at this, or play with me! while I’m trying to fix his lunch or do the laundry or God forbid USE THE BATHROOM.

If I had to choose though, I would choose a people person kid rather than a loner. It’s what I know. It makes sense to me. So I will try and remember this next time I am feeling frazzled with him. Like right now bleeeeeaarrrrrrghh.

But I may also call Lorso at work and, skipping the hello, inform him that I AM GOING TO KILL YOUR CHILD.

P.S. In a Very Bold and Dramatic Fashion, I’d like to announce that I will no longer be posting on the weekends. It’s all about quality over quantity. See you Monday.


1 Jillian { 05.31.08 at 8:09 am }

Hi Rachel,

Your post really hit home with me. My son is only a year old, but he’s already displaying some of the same personality traits that Bug is exhibiting. He LOVES interacting with people and doesn’t enjoy playing by himself very much. I, like you, worry about keeping him occupied all day long (and, egads! he’s only a year old… what in the world am I going to do when he’s 3 or 4 or 5???). But again I agree with you; I prefer this personality over one that’s very introverted.

Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone!


2 Jill { 05.31.08 at 8:35 pm }

You guys really can come over to our house ANYTIME. The only bad time this week, pretty much, is from 10 til noon. The rest of the days are open, so call us!

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