June 24th, 2002

A Pocket Full of Murder

Baby's First Haircut

You know, I thought it was impressive when we cut Nicholas's hair at five weeks of age (it really was an improvement -- he'd started to resemble a haystack), but we've just had to cut Simon's at two weeks. Fortunately Simon seemed to like the buzzing noise of the clippers, and didn't cry or wriggle at all. And now he looks rather like Tom Cruise in Minority Report, only not quite as pretty.

(Note: I am not saying I am a fan of Tom Cruise, or approve of him as a person. But he's still pretty. And I do want to see Minority Report, because the trailer looked amazing.)
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Movie Overload

Further to my last post, I have to say that there are far too many good movies out just now and it's Not Fair.

Usually, films that I actually want to see tend to come out on the order of something like one every six months, and so it's not too hard to make time and opportunity to see them. But right now, when I'm the mother of a newborn child who wants to be fed every two hours, there's Minority Report, The Sum of All Fears, The Bourne Identity, Lilo and Stitch, and Spider-Man all out in the theatres at the same time. And I'm not going to get to see any of them until they're on video.

Feh, I say.
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Pacification

And finally, not at all further to the previous post, I am a Bad Mommy.

Simon was grousing and chewing at his fists while I was trying to make myself lunch, so I stuck a pacifier in his mouth to see what would happen. Nicholas never liked the pacifier and always spat it out at the first opportunity, so I wasn't holding my breath on this one, but I figured it might buy me a minute or two's peace.

Simon, however, likes it.

Uh-oh.

I can see this thing becoming a crutch real fast.