Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hopeful Parent-Ku

Alright, let's get real here for a minute.  I have admittedly been a wee bit lax on regular blogging, which in turn means a laxness here at Hopeful Parents.  As I've said in my own blog, it's not that I don't have things to say, it's just that I realized that my state of mind recently is such that all my blog posts end up sounding whiny and bitchy.  I'm not a smoke and mirrors, everything-is-just peachy-when-really-it's-not kind of girl--quite the opposite--but it still doesn't feel right to me to look back on my reflections and to only read negativity.  I very briefly tried to hold myself to a weekly entry called 'thankful Sundays.'  My family does not attend church, so reflecting on what I was thankful for on a day traditionally held for church-going, I thought  was good practice.  Yep...didn't last very long.  The gripes took over way too often and made me feel false in my attempts to try and come up with something cheery.  (yes, this is all probably good information for a therapist or the zen teacher I probably need to start seeing)

So with that, I decided that today I wasn't going to bitch and whine.  No, sir, we're going to have a little fun here today, and I do hope that you'll join me!

Back when I lived on the mother ship, (that's the great state of Texas for those of you who don't know), I was a member of a lovely virtual community of mothers.  One such mother has her own fabulous blog called 'Haiku of the Day,' which I highly recommend you read.  Kari's pretty damned funny, and her haikus are, too, even though life is certainly not always a bowl of cherries for her either.  It's quite therapeutic to come up with your own haiku when things are seeming a bit shitty in your life, so I think today is a perfect time to come up with a few of my own.  They don't always have to be funny, and they don't always have to be sad; they're quick expressions of your feelings or current situation.  I find that leaving them as they are on my first take is best.  I honestly don't ever remember revising a haiku upon second reading as you might with other poetry styles.  Here's my quick take on a few haikus for today.  Share some of yours in the comments section!


Shower, elusive

My hair's still in a clip

Oh, wait, that's the dog!


Diapers at seven

Not quite what I imagined

No pee on the floor!


Little brother big

While bigger brother little

Confuses me some


 Parenting is hard

Nobody warned me of this

Where's my manual?


Mama Deb can be found at This Is My New Normal.



  1. "Oh wait, that's the dog!" Loved it.
    Kids are swarming around me, so no time to think of my own.
    Oh, and I like "real" Deb. Whining is OK with me!

  2. Nothing like a little high brow wordage to lift one out of one's desire to lie face down in a bowl of pasta and weep.
    I like all the Debs.

  3. floortime lite mamaJanuary 7, 2011 at 6:34 AM

    loved your post
    I will come back with a haiku when I acquire a little bit more brain power

  4. Kids home cause of snow
    noisy loud wet my kitchen
    almost over sigh