Thursday, 10 January 2013

A Possible Disruption in Services

A quick note and apology for what I suspect will be a disruption to blogging over the next few months, as I will soon bugger off on 3 months of paternity leave. Knee-deep in infant's poo and vomit as I suspect I may be, blogging will probably become less frequent.

This, despite my intention to be an example of:



who aims to be able to say:



and definitely hopes NOT to be thinking:





16 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

That's great! You'll do just fine!

JRSM said...

Thank you--I'm looking forward to it a lot, with occasional bursts of terror.

Tororo said...

Great educational program you have! I feel sure you will not be disappointed. Babies have an innate impulse for shaking things, so it's barely needed to tell them: "shaken, not stirred".

JRSM said...

Excellent! I'll get a micro-sized cocktail shaker in preparation!

Drew Martin said...

Oh, you'll be blogging...just according to your baby's sleep schedule. Lot's of busy dads are bloggers. Your contemplation time increases and computer time drastically decreases. But that's a good thing. I have three kids and a demanding job and have taken blogging vows of silence but it still happens, somehow. Your blog is the best out there and the only one I check religiously. Good luck and enjoy every moment...it's the most precious part of life.

James Albon said...

Do you know a wonderful Edward Gorey story called the Beastly Baby? I hope you fare better than that!

JRSM said...

Drew, thank you very much! I'll try to use my contemplation kind wisely.

James, me too! Ever since my wife got pregnant, I've felt guilty wearing my Gashlycrumb Tinies t-shirt when out in public with her.

jb said...

Hey, hope it all goes well! I'm sure it'll be fine.

As I've learned, though, it's not the first few months that are difficult, reading/blogging-wise, because you get large stretches of time where the baby just sits there or is asleep. It's when they start moving that you never get any time to sit still yourself.

And in theory I'm a big fan of re-reading, although I rarely get the chance to, because there's so many things I haven't read even once. But because of my daughter, 're-reading' now means reading 'The Wheels On The Bus' three times in a row because it's flavour of the week.

JRSM said...

Ha, yes, I suspect there'll be a bit of that. I'm looking forward to the age where I can get her hooked on children's novels: Moomins here we come. That will come after the years of catching bookcases before she pulls them down on herself.

jb said...

My daughter loves books. She especially loves pulling down mine, one by one. She will happily do that as many times in a day as we will replace them (now we just leave them there & put them back after she goes to bed). She's particularly fond of small books - remember those Penguin 70s from a few years ago? She thinks my collection of those is hers.

(In fairness, a large number of my books actually reside in her bookcase in her room. Because I am an awful person with a large TBR pile.)

Hope your daughter has good taste, because whatever she likes, you will read a lot...

Ribbu said...

I'll have you know, The Baby is Disappointing is a work of non-fiction, based on real life experience.

We now have three. I think the moral of the story is Adults are Stupid.

Also: thank you for the mention. My head spins with hubris.

Also: I'm glad it's casually mentioned in an off-handed related-to-your-future-progeny way, and not in a directed this-cover-is-horrible sort of way. Thank you.

JRSM said...

Ha, my pleasure. It's definitely a GOOD mention. I learned of your book through Michael Dirda's recent article on small presses, and it looked great.

person with opinions on internet said...

Occasional lurker here who enjoys your blog; just wanted to say congratulations and good luck! (And may I recommend this as a natural follow-up to the second book you mention, in the years to come: http://www.amazon.com/Three-Martini-Playdate-Practical-Guide-Parenting/dp/0811840549)

JRSM said...

Thank you, lurker: that looks like exactly the sort of parental guide I need!

marly youmans said...

Poop is easy. Teens are hard.

JRSM said...

Aha--something to look forward to, then! :)