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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Wednesday
Jun042008

Better.

Why, hello there. You know what helps one feel better? Prozac, and a Wii. Did I mention that last week was my birthday? And nine days before that was Scott's birthday? So we bought each other a Wii. Also, it's our ninth anniversary, um, tomorrow. And lo, we have a Wii! It's a present that keeps on giving. The Wii, that is. (Okay, also the medication. Huzzah for medication! Damn the naysayers!)

I am 39 now. And Scott turned 38. He's a baby. For nine days we were the same age, so we walked around nodding at each other. "Whoa," Scott said, and I said, "yup." He finally got it. Then I hurtled ahead of him and now he can't possibly understand my perspective on anything. I was born in the SIXTIES, man. It was DIFFERENT.

Reader Comments (89)

But, you know, when your neighbor's five-year old daughter beats you at Wii tennis, you may need an extra pill or two. Just a warning, of course, I wouldn't know anything about losing to a FIVE-YEAR old.

Glad to see you back. Hang in and belated happy birthday.
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirsetin
Great to see you back.

Big Wii fan here. The entire family is hooked on Wii Fit and I am a Guitar Hero junkie. Get those (if you haven't already).

Lastly, I turn 39 this year too and my dear husband will turn 38 in a few days. I totally understand what you are talking about.
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkym b
A wii can solve a lot of problems. And medication too. I like both.

*hug*
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermostcurious
I'm glad you're feeling better. I would like to get a Wii fitness doohickey.
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeann
Sister, I honestly don't know how anyone can be a mom without the drugs. I tried for 3 months and it almost killed me. Hope you continue to feel better and better and better.....
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEOMama

Anti-depressants and clomazapan were my best friends for two years after the birth of my second child. Nothing kicks your ass like depression. Glad to see you're doing some ass kicking back.

June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Happy Birthday! Mine is on Friday and I'll be 30. Wheee! I'm glad you are feeling better. Maybe I should ask for a Wii Fit for my b-day. They sound fun.
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better - no matter what it takes.
We got a Wii to maintain my sanity (a very iffy self-proclaimed sanity) in March. Have fun!

June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

i'm going to be 38 next week.
i am actually considering letting video games into my house and getting a wii. it would be a slippery, slippery slope.



happy birthday, and hooray for the meds. i didn't realize how much i appreciated them til i went off and then went back on again.



((hugs))

June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterislaygirl

I'm so glad you posted. I found your blog reading someone else's blog, and I stayed to read ALL OF YOUR ARCHIVES! It was better than a book. You had me literally gasping for breath at the images you painted with your words. I have a boy the same age as Henry (nearly). I have experienced, or can imagine, almost ALL of the stories you tell about your boy. And your writing style is so fun! Definitely thinking you should write a book.

June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

Happy Birthdays and I'm glad thing's are looking up.

June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn @ Juggling Life
They tried to make me go to WiHab, I said "Yes Yes Yes"...

Happy Birthday.
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdianne
Happy birthday and happy anniversary!
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercartoongoddess
Happy Birthdays! Happy Anniversary! Happy Happy Times (even if it takes some groovy drugs and trippy video games to get you there)!
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdee
Happy Birthday to you,You live in a zoo,You look like a monkey,AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND you smell like one too!

p.s. 69, dude! Only the best year to be born ever.
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersveedish
Happy Birthday!

Glad you're feeling better now. x
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLéonie
Happy happies of birthdays and anniversaries and wiis.

I hope there was plenty of cake!
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Happy belated! Nice to "see" you back online!
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to you and Scott!!!!

I hope the Wii is as awesome for you guys as it sounds. I have been wanting one.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSparklieSunShine
Ah, the healing power of the Wii. It's an amazing thing.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMom Quixote
Better is good.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterangela michelle
I'm more of a lexapro and a Wii type of a gal myself.

My hubby is 4 years, 362 days older than me. So for most of the year he is 5 years older, then for three days he is 4 years older.

Glad you're doing better.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristin
My husband and I also rock the 1969/1970 combo. He has no idea what it was like in the 60s. Totally missed the landing on the moon, Charles Manson, summer of '69 thing. Sad for him.

We also jointly rock the Wii, presently the Wii Fit. For fun, check your pets' Wii Fit age. Our cat = 44. Our dog = daughter is checking him right now. My husband doesn't know I've also loaded his Wii Fit money maker dance on my blog. It's because he's only 38, you know. Not so bright those young ones.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercalifmom
Oops, forgot to mention I am a fan of better living through pharmaceuticals. Glad to hear the sun's come out for you.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercalifmom
I honestly think that the Wii should be covered by insurance.

And I would totally sell my soul for the Wii Fit as I read those that have one. I am insanely jealous.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTina

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