that’s me. and my first-born. sleeping together.
oh, heavenly days! this has NEVER happened before.
Emily was a hands-off baby. she slept in one place and one place only. her crib. bouncy chair? no carseat? no (in fact, she screamed bloody murder in the carseat) stroller? no way. someone’s arms? you’ve got to be kidding. this is probably the last time she slept in someone’s arms… (and if you’ll notice, he’s got a little too much facial hair to be moi)
and as she grew, she pretty much stopped sleeping in her bed too.
my child doesn’t sleep. ever. she’s up all night. beading. reading. dancing. singing. sighing over which Jonas brother is her favorite this week (it’s Joe) (even with the white skinny jeans and giant eyebrows)
but on sunday. wonder of wonders. miracle of miracles. emily was up at the buttcrack of dawn, as usual, and came into my room, as usual, and instead of annoying the crap out of me (i’m hungry! my stomach is eating itself! this website isn’t loading! i want to watch the family channel! i’m hungry! i’m thirsty! i can’t find the dog ds game! look at this blister on my foot! oh, and yesterday, josh scratched my eye!) she crawled into my bed, and fell asleep. for over an hour.
conversation of the week:
my mother, with slight snark: well, i hope you have a productive week at work next week when you are NOT coming down with Gabe and the kids
me: i’m sure i will be. i’m really busy at work, actually. while i’m sad to not be coming, i really have so much to do. i’m drowning in science photos.
my mother: well, i’m as busy as a cock-a-roach at work…but *sigh* i’m still going to take off next week to entertain your kids. and *sigh* i might get fired…and have to go on unemployment and then just get lazy like everyone else…*sigh*…but i’m really looking forward to seeing the munchkins.”
hrm…doesn’t she sound like she’s really looking forward?!?!?!?
(also? cock-a-roach? who says that?)
(i suppose i should tell you that she is the president and CEO of two nursing homes. and has several degrees. cock-a-roach?)
ps. if you missed my post yesterday...about my grandfather and his hats, please come and check it out. i hardly ever go all sentimentAli on you guys, but it felt really good. and as an added incentive you get to see some hideous outfits that i wore as a child!!