Monday, November 30, 2009

Just lying around.

This is us.

Lying on the bathroom floor on a stack of towels while the kids take a bath. As we relaxed on the floor, I thought back to my childhood to see if I could remember a time when my parents laid on the bathroom floor together. No such memory came to mind. I asked Andrew, and he couldn't remember his parents doing that either. I said that our kids will have plenty of memories of me lying on the bathroom floor, because I seem to do it alot.
In fact, I lie on any floor alot. (In my house - not in public.) I am a floor lier. If the kids are coloring, I will lie on the floor to watch them. If I have been standing for a long time cleaning or whatnot, I lie on the floor to take a break (rather than sitting on the couch). Maybe it's because I'm lazy. Maybe it's because we have a ridiculously large bathroom, and nice little patches of carpet in the house that just cry out to be put to good use.
It's really nice to have someone to lie on the floor with me. I am having a bit of anxiety today as I begin mentally preparing for Andrew to start traveling again. I'm not sure I remember how to do this alone. I'm feeling that suffocating desperation I used to feel when we were long-distance daters and we were about to say our good-byes for a few more weeks.
So when he leaves this week, you know where you can find me. Lying on the floor, wondering what to do without him.
{This post is giving me chest pain from my grammatical uncertainty. Is it lying, or laying? Do I lie on the floor, or lay on the floor? My grammar class seems so long ago. Please don't mock me for my errors. Yes, I did major in English, but that seems like another lifetime now.}

4 comments:

Samye said...

I say don't worry about your grammar AT ALL! I know I majored in English too, but I know I make major mistakes. I chalk it up to having 3 kids (obviously you use brain cells to make babies...right?)

Melanie said...

I LOVE that you have someone to lay on the bathroom floor with again!

Monique said...

I love your blog. You're hilarious. And when Andrew leaves again, you know where I'll be too. Waiting to see if there's anything I can help you with!

HayHay said...

Oh my dear Stephanie... I'm getting anxiety thinking about your love having to leave again! You are an amazing woman! I love picturing you lying or laying:) on the floor just observing, thinking, or soaking in the moment.
P.S. I'm totally forgeting everything about grammar (It does feels another life time ago)... so I wouldn't know if you made any mistakes