LOTOTOMIZED (Adj.) la-‘tot-ah-myzd Describing the feelings of confusion, exhaustion and loss of identity suffered by adults distracted by the clamorous, yammering company of little kids who need them. Usage: Before the twins were born, Dara and Jake ran a business, worked out daily, led a busy social life, and gardened and decorated to their hearts’ content. But soon after the girls arrived, they quit the gym, let their house fall into shambles, rarely saw their friends, and felt scatty and unfocussed nearly all of the time- they were completely lototomized.
Text © Liesl Schillinger, 7/1/2009 Image ©Elizabeth Zechel, 4/23/2012