July 19, 2006

Attention, Internet. Can you hear me?

Tapping microphone...

I have an announcement of great importance. I laid my baby in his crib for a nap, walked away and he was there for nearly TWO HOURS. Did you get that?

TWO HOURS.

IN HIS CRIB.

Towards the end of the two hours, I started to get antsy because I am not used to having that much uninterrupted time that doesn't involve Cousin J or X helping out. You see, whenever I complain about sleep issues, I am really grousing about NAP issues. Nighttime is golden around here and Arun sleeps like a rock. But, Naptime? These past few weeks, it has been a desperate exercise using the devices of Cars, Arms, Walking, Strolling, Rocking, Swinging, Whatever the Fuck Will Get Him to Sleep Because I GIVE UP.

In the beginning of his Life, I was hoping that Arun would eventually learn how to suck his thumb and that would help him towards self-soothing. No doing. I have tried to foist various objects onto him in the hopes that he would latch onto one of them for a transitional object (AKA "lovey", or "comfort object") - I tried one of my old shirts, a teddy bear, my beloved Dr. Seuss puppy, and a stuffed monkey - even BOOKS, because he loves his books so much. What does my sweet boy choose instead?

These:

Yes, my boy chooses DIVING STICKS. He cries if I take them away when he is trying to relax or snooze. And yes, I KNOW what they look like. Is this a weird comfort object or what?? Keep your dirty comments to yourself, please. This is a Family Blog, after all. HA.

Attention Would-Be Trolls: I have already attempted to tear and chew these things apart myself, I don't think they are a safety hazard. I fed him pizza today - judge for me that, instead.

10 comments:

AZApoker Entertainment said...
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dee said...

Congratulations! I bet you enjoyed your two hour break!

And...totally off topic, but I ate Indian food for the first time today and thought of you. Actually what I was thinking was "I wonder if Cagey's food is better than this?"

Cagey said...

Note: Comment removed was Spam, not a Troll. A D-Lister like me doesn't really GET Trolls.

Dee: Where did you eat? I forget you live nearby. I recommend Korma Sutra for sure and Ruchi is okay. Kababesh Grill is our current fave. To answer your question, probably not! :-)

Modern Day Hermit said...

Hilarious, babies and their interest crack me up. Well, except when their interest involves a dangerous object.

They can have the coolest toys and they will choose some strange non-cool object as their favorite.

On the comment by dee - Ahh, Indian food, how I love thee. I only wish my husband would eat it more often because I'd eat it everyday (almost did for 6 years, but I digress).

GoofyGirl said...

Hmmm...maybe he'll grow up to be an Olympic swimmer. You can claim credit!

What?! It could happen.

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

dude, every time you post stuff that's supposedly "touchy" as far as individual parenting practices go, I gulp because my parents did all of those! Every last one! I should be dead or something...

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the comment. It's really nice to get support from someone I don't even know (even though I am in love with your son and want to squeeze him. Send him to me, I have lots of diving sticks!). Right now, I'm thinking the local university chapel or Belize. Either way, I'm totally taking your advice! Thanks again!

Diane said...

Ignoring my promiscuous 20's, I must be naive....what DO they look like???? I really want to know now!!
I thought of you the other day too, but it was because they had a story on 48 Hours (or one of those shows) about a murder in Olathe.

Anonymous said...

Glad you clarified those are diving sticks, I was wondering...

FFF said...

A two hour nap is fabulous! We are going to try a bit of sleep training with our son this week, and I hope it goes smoothly!