Thursday, July 30, 2009

Who's Your Daddy?

For a long time, when I asked Demon Baby what I did for a living, he replied, "The Computer."

After a while, I tried to explain that Mommy is a novelist. She writes books. I would open jacket flaps and show him my picture. I don't think he understands.

And he most definitely doesn't understand this week. This week, as my three older children know and understand, is Deadline H*ll.

This means Mommy doesn't cook. She doesn't clean. She doesn't do laundry. And if you know what's good for you, stay away from her.

It also means . . . the man above and I are having a torrid affair on speed dial.

Demon Baby is a very fussy eater. He is also underweight. He eats four things at the moment: macaroni with butter and salt, Mexican rice from a local joint (also on speed dial), bananas, and Papa John's cheese pizza. This is a good thing, since I am on a first-name basis with the delivery driver this week. Yesterday, we had pizza for lunch and macaroni and cheese for dinner (plain macaroni for Demon Baby).

In this day and age, I don't think Demon Baby understands that not very many mommies get to work from home full-time. I don't think he understands what a deadline week really is.

He only knows that, despite the mountain of dishes in the sink, that this is his lucky week. The Papa is coming--multiple times. Pizza boxes are stacked out by the garbage.

We're living like a frat house.

And Demon Baby loves it.

13 comments:

pita-woman said...

Love Papa John's bread sticks and their tomato pizza, especially after it's sat out to room temperature. And especially for breakfast!
Gotta support our home-town success story!

Erica Orloff said...

pita-woman:
I really do like their product. More importantly, DEMON BABY loves Papa John's. Other pizzas--not so much.

E

Cheryl Kauffman said...

My boss is on vacation for 3 weeks and I'm working a lot more hours. I've had Papa John's 4 times this week.
Glad to hear you finished your book. Now reward yourself and hire a cleaning service to deal with the dishes and laundry.

Robin said...

Maybe it's twisted, but I sort of look fondly back on those macaroni and cheese days. Now my kids' tastes are upscale and breaking the bank.

Erica Orloff said...

Cheryl:
I think we had it four times, too. LOL! One large cheese pizza. One order of chicken strips each time. :-)
E

Erica Orloff said...

Robin:
If they had their way, we'd have sushi every night. $$$$$$$
E

Melanie Avila said...

Oh, to eat Papa John's every day. We were just talking about this yesterday when I was lamenting the loss of my metabolism.

Erica Orloff said...

Melanie:
LOL! Demon Baby is underweight . . . so I am always trying to stuff him with ANYTHING he will eat.
E

Nadine said...

I love Papa John's pizza. Yum! And I also like macaroni, and Mexican rice and bananas. Demon Baby has good taste!

Erica Orloff said...

Nadine:
You two must be kindred spirits.

:-)
E

Lauren said...

Who doesn't doesn't love Papa John's? We don't have any in Chicago (the burbs do, but not the city) and I miss it terribly! I saw your comment about sushi every night. If I had my way I'd have that every night too. :-P Demon Baby has much more reasonable tastes :)

Erica Orloff said...

Lauren:
LOVE sushi. Just a tad expensive. But I do now know how to make miso soup. He LOVES that (and it's easy!).
E

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