Monday, May 18, 2009

What? You don't let your kids roll around in the dirt in their pajamas?

I always thought that my dissertation was keeping me from enjoying my kids.

You know, because I was always thinking about it, worrying about it, feeling guilty for not spending time with it when I was with them.

If I just had more time to spend with them without the pressures of deadlines and revisions, I always thought, I would be the most awesomest stay-at-home-mom EVER.

I know it's only been one day that I have stayed at home without the shadow my dissertation, but so far, I am not the June Cleaver I thought I'd be. More like Peg Bundy. Or Roseanne.

Tomorrow, though. I have high hopes for tomorrow.

Harry asked if we could bake a pie, and I said sure. The only problem?

I don't know how to make a pie.


  1. Sarah, c'mon, even their pj's match??!!! LOL.

  2. I felt exactly the same way about my dissertation interfering with my role as Super Mom. But I am absolutely abysmal as a SAHM. Charlie regularly greets Ryan in the yard wearing socks, a Pullup and a t-shirt. I need to find a job quick before I destroy the whole family.

  3. The only reason AJU5 is never outside without "normal" clothes is because I use it as a bribe to get her dressed without her running all over the place!

    And as for pie - I would go with a graham cracker crust (easy to make or buy) and a pudding filling (i.e. buy a pack of pudding and follow the instructions). Making your own pastry pie crust is just no fun!

  4. Cathleen10:17 AM

    Trader Joe's has pie crusts that are supposed to be really good. I too have never made a pie!

  5. Tripod6:39 PM

    Ya know, we made a couple pies when we lived in the house with the apple trees. It's not too hard....Use the cuisinart and not a hand pastry blender. That's what they are for!
    The boys look TOTALLY cute outside in their pjs!