Sunday, June 07, 2009

A Request.

Photography by Ruby


Dear Thrill,

I've always been taught that if you want something, you don't use blunt force or high-pitched wailing right away. You ease into it, soften people up, hope they will give in before you have to break out the scare tactics. But that's just me and I've noticed that patience is not something that comes naturally to you. A few months ago when you turned nine months old, something in your brain seized up. I believe it was the area that tells you how to ask nicely. It was gone forever.

Recently, if you so much as hear a sliver of sound from a wrapper of any sort, from any corner of the house, your demanding screams will echo into my tender eardrum and without warning, my terror alert will register "high" for the day. Sometimes all before 8 a.m. If your nostrils so much as sniff a speck of salt from a tortilla chip, you scream in painful hunger. If things progress badly and you are not able to eat what I am eating, you launch into one of your dangerous ballads of 23-pound, back-bending tantrums. Really, Lill, really. You're not even a year old.

I am tired and don't like loud noises, so I ask you for some gentility. I know it sounds downright impossible, but try to blend in for a few days and just take what you're given. Just imagine. It will be a grand practice of self-control and if anything, will slow down my aging process.

Thanks again.

11 comments:

Katherine said...

Love it. Me and Gideon always sit and read your blog sarie. We miss you guys. SO excited to see you soon:) AND for a second visit in Sep.

Sharry said...

good job on the pictures ruby...you are so clever!

love you...

Lynnie said...

how funny but how true. they get opinions and all the sudden they think they have a right to express them. um, excuse me, I don't think so. hope she gets sweet again soon.

This I Know For Sure said...

Love it! I must have given birth to Lillie's twin. The two are very much a like.

Jessie said...

theycanbenoisesometimes

Jessie said...

oopstheycanbenoiseysometimes

Rachel Brown said...

It's very frustrating squeezing a big spirit into a little body.

great pictures, Ruby.

Your so beautiful Sarah.

Jessie said...

goodjobruby

cowgurs said...

dude sarah! your face is soooo skinny! what is your secret? mine keeps growing more chins......

missy said...

I'm just laughing right now. Because seriously could they be THAT starving that they can't wait two seconds for a bite of what we are eating? I feel like I'm always in a rush in order to feed Chloe something so she won't be saying Eh, eh, eh...

Cutest photos ever. Really. You have a budding photographer there. And you are just beautiful sarah!

Hannah said...

hahahaha that is so funny! She is just like me, perfect until 9 months. I love it