I’m super overloaded with work, deadlines, the house is messy. Moomin wants attention, and cried because he couldn’t find the DVD remote to watch his new Dungeons and Dragons animated TV series episodes. “I’ll just hit play on the DVD player, and it’ll start at the beginning.” “NO! No!!! Then I won’t know the name of the episode!” “Look, I’m sorry, I can’t find the remote… Can you just watch it without knowing the name, and we’ll look up the name later?”
He was very upset, and turned off the TV, refusing to watch the thing if he didn’t know what it was called. I knew he gave a lot of importance to the names of episodes and comic books and all that, and memorizes them with extreme care, but… wow.
I feel like a less-than-stellar parent at the moment.
How is this going to look when I’m working even more! I’m unnerved. My life is about to change a lot. It’ll be good, but right now it looks scary.