So Long, Sunday

August 14, 2010

Our Seneca Street sign, lost in the shuffle...

I’m not great at breaking bad news, so I’m just going to spit it out: as you may have heard, Mama Goose is no longer going to be open on Sundays.

Stop crying. It’s going to be okay. It had to be done, and I’ll explain.

You know how sometimes people have a baby, and sure, things are different, but they’re still living a life that still somehow approximates the life a grown-up might want to lead, filled with leisurely things like brunch and going to the grocery store in clean clothes? Things are so lovely, the baby is so cute, they decide to have another… and that’s when things get complicated.

Baby #2 arrives, and all sorts of things change. Mama cuts her hair, because she doesn’t have time to brush it anymore. She starts drinking iced coffee, because it’s less depressing than drinking the hot coffee that got cold before she got to it. Trips to the grocery store are impossible unless done after bedtime. No one in the family goes anywhere on time, and no one in the family expects to — things are different, and everyone deals with it.

In the Goose universe, Mimi is baby #2, and our expanded family needed to streamline a bit. In order to keep Mimi’s fully staffed and happy on Sundays, the Goose is going to take a once-a-week break for a while. We know many of you have enjoyed shopping on Sunday afternoons, and we’re sorry you won’t be able to do that for a while. Chalk it up to growing pains.

In case you’re a misery loves company kind of person, never fear. You’re not the only one suffering. Along with the lost Sunday afternoons, our Seneca Street sign has been forced into retirement … Mama, Mimi, and her goslings just couldn’t manage to bring the poor little sign in and out regularly, so rather than subject it to the trauma of a life filled with inconsistency, it has come to rest permanently by the back door, longing for the day when we can all get it together again.

Thanks for bearing with us.


One Response to “So Long, Sunday”

  1. Diana Says:

    I love the analogy to parenting #2, especially poignant since we’re working on #2! It will all be good!

    PS: Thanks so much for the links to my blogs…just noticed them today:-)

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