A while ago, I had admitted to another new mommy that my sweet pup is last on our family totem pole. She laughed and sympathized; it seems that most everything takes a backseat to a new baby, even for just a little while. And just as Hubby kind of assumes care of the bigger children while I go through my babymoon and adjustment, he has accepted most of the responsibility of walking and loving on Sugar.
Sad, isn't it? But it is what it is and adjustment *does* occur, and I, without a doubt, cannot be everything to everyone all of the time.
Now, does it mean that I don't have this overwhelming feeling of guilt that I am not fulfilling all parts of my mommyhood? On the contrary, before I close my eyes for the night, in absolute exhaustion I relay my day and try to figure out how to be a better mommy to my furbaby (along with, of course, my human babes), and I make peace that I did my best for the day.
Lest we forget, I did have my own Boxermoon with Sugar. I chased after her the seven times she ran away from home when Hubby was deployed, one departure which lasted about 3 days, and have forgiven her for continued indescretions with our shoes. I love this dog, no matter how much I seem to be ignoring her right now.
So in true sewist fashion, I quilted. I had noticed how Sugar's bowls have been everywhere and no where in our kitchen. As she eats, she kind of nudges them along the slick floors and at the end of the day they are never in the same place they started in.
What is black, white, and red all over?
...and placemat #2 (with her dog bowl and just chowed through bits of kibble on it)
(it is a nice and almost perfect rectangle, I promise. And two bowls fit on one placemat just nicely)
I opted not to do a separate binding on both placemats; I made the backing about an inch larger and folded and sewed the edges in. I used my scraps for both of these, as usual.
I promise that once Mommy can leave Baby J for even a few minutes without her crying for her source of nutrition, I will pay more attention to you. Until then, you'll just have to enjoy your placemats and not have to chase after your bowl as it slides on the floor when you are trying to gobble up your meal.