Scene 6: Groundhog Day

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in 31 Moments of Motherhood, perspective | 0 comments

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[Lights come up on woman standing barefoot, wearing faded yoga pants and a baggy t-shirt, hair in ponytail. In the background sits a glider and a pack & play with a diaper changing station, fully stocked with diapers.]

Me

There is a moment, after the adrenalin of childbirth wears off…after the visitors bearing brightly wrapped gifts peter out…after the sleepers have started to get spit-stained, when all the days start to look the same. It doesn’t last forever, but when you are in the thick of it, it seems a little like…this…[baby starts crying]

[She walks back, picks up her baby from the Pack & Play, and sits down in the glider. The scene starts idyllic and calm, a woman rocking her baby, but then it kicks into fast forward. As she says the words, she does the actions, faster and faster.]

Me

Sunrise.

Diaper.

Eat.

Burp.

Spit.

Doze.

Diaper.

Eat…both of you.

Diaper.

Burp.

Spit.

Doze.

Diaper.

Eat.

Burp.

Spit.

Doze.

Dinner cut short.

Diaper.

Eat.

Burp.

Spit.

Diaper.

Finally Sleep.

Sunrise.

And it begins again.

Groundhog Day.

[Lights down.]

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