The Stroller Strikes Back

stroller success

(Why am I naming days?)

9/2/14, Day 14,000 (Mercena Day 19): The Stroller Strikes Back

Wait…what’s this?

A peacefully-sleeping, blissful baby in the infamous Roly-Poly Torture Device of Hate and Screaming?

And yet, so it was, that nine days after #StrollerFail2014, the stroller struck back; and we enjoyed quite a placid (if sweaty) stroll through the movie-set pretty of Forest Hills.

It wasn’t all sidewalks and coos, mind you; yesterday marked an escalation in the battle of Baby vs the Malevolent Priests and their Sacrificial Altar. Now, she begins crying almost instantly upon arriving at the dread stone (read: comfortably padded) altar.

In some ways, this is a step forward, as she was otherwise really chill the rest of the day. However, we can’t just leave her their stewing in her own waste to ensure domestic tranquility.

So, we’ve enlisted a SWAT team of diaper changers who strike away from the Altar; and if this SWAT team moves quickly enough, they’re able to get the dirty diaper off and the clean one on before Mercena can get full-on Wail.

How long will this diaper SWAT team prove successful?
Has the Roly-Poly Torture Device of Hate and Screaming been tamed?
Will the New Parents ever manage a night without a meltdown?

Tune in tomorrow, same bat-baby time, same bat-baby channel.


(Amazing graphic design mischief by The Will Lowry.)

Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…

Writing: 133 out of 169 days (KD and The Band)
Spanish: 125 out of 169 days
Music: 37 out of 74 days

Almost as soon as I presumed to add music to this list, I started failing to regularly practice. Today marks the first time since April 21st that I’ve made it to the 50% mark.  Will it hold?

What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)

  • Ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
  • Sent an email to my reps in support of the Voting Rights Act.

Published by CorinnaSchulenburg

Artist and Activist

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