Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Calm after the storm?

The blizzard had lifted. The neighborhood sprang to life as everyone made their way outside to shovel.  They all retreated to the warmth of their homes for dinner and to wait for the snow plow.  The neighborhood became quiet as the sun set over the serene white landscape. Mom and Dad thought it was time to enjoy the calm after the storm.  Dylan had other ideas...

Dylan: Eat dinner, refuse the last of it, start crying.
Mom and Dad:  Completely unaware of the sleep they will be missing very soon, assume Dylan is tired and ready for bed.

Mom and Dad: Rocking, singing, swaying.
Dylan: Crying, but louder now.

Dylan: Screaming.
Mom and Dad: Change diaper. Try feeding again.
Dylan: This time, eat and fall asleep.

Mom and Dad: Grateful. Watch a movie, thinking he's down for the night.
Dylan: (evil chuckle) hehehe, just wait.

Mom and Dad: Asleep for an entire 15 minutes.
Dad: Get up, change diaper, bring in bedroom
Dylan: Get in bed with Mom and Dad.  Toss and turn while taking up 2/3 of Mom's side of the bed.
Dre: Groan.  Spread out to take up the remaining 1/3 of Mom's side of the bed.
Mom: Plastered against the wall
Dad: Snore.

Dylan: Whiny
Mom: Get up and take him to his room to rock and feed
Dre: Get up and beg for food. Give up and go back to bed.
Dylan: Sleep. Finally. But don't stop rocking.  Don't stop rocking until 1:45am

Dylan: Crying. Again.
Dre: Get up and beg for food. Give up and go back to bed.
Dad: Get up, go into Dylan's room. Rock...Rock...Rock...Rock. Until 5am

Dylan: gurgle gurgle, haha, babble babble, haha
Dre: Get up and beg for food.  Finally get breakfast
Mom and Dad: COFFEE!!!

1 comment:

  1. holy cow - so THAT'S what a night with a baby is like! wow, i am officially convinced that i am so not ready for that!! :) good luck!!