Michael will only sleep in a parent’s arms, preferably mine. Ideally he likes to sleep with his little gums clenched to my breast. I feel like an enormous soother. Last night he wailed until brought into bed with us. Mr. Waffle had earlier been complaining that the bed was clammy (I refuse to change the sheets more than once a week. Who am I? Jackie Kennedy?* Did baby vomit ever hurt anyone?) “Obviously, Michael doesn’t find it clammy,” I said. “He’s no judge,” retorted my loving spouse, “10 weeks ago he was floating around in amniotic fluid.”
Daniel loves the mobile that hangs over the cot and whenever it is turned on he laughs with delight. He tends to wake up once or twice a night, eat and go back to sleep. One night when I
went to rescue a wailing Michael from the cot (What am I doing here? Take me to the clammy bed this instant! Wheres my enormous dummy?), I noticed that Daniel was wide awake as well
and instead of wailing he was smiling benignly up at the cot mobile. Clearly, he’s an easy to please middle child.
* My mother says that she had her sheets changed twice a day. Well, wouldn’t you, if you were married to JFK?
on 07 December 2005 at 10:28
Waffly you never cease to amaze. If your hubby thinks you are the inimitable Jackie-O it’s time to ask for a bigger dress / spa / sunglasses allowance x
on 07 December 2005 at 19:17
twice a day????
on 08 December 2005 at 02:25
i heard that was when she was with Ari. Which, really, just echoes your point, Waffley, about wouldn’t you want to change the sheets if you were married to jfk — well, all the more so if you’re married to an extremely small, extremely wrinkly greek shipping magnate.
on 08 December 2005 at 14:40
I don’t know what you are talking about, my sheets are pristine. The duvet, however, is covered in vomit. I wonder what Jackie O’s policy on duvets was?
on 08 December 2005 at 15:11
Beth, I am wild with envy. Cannot say what the policy on duvets was..
Kristin, can’t help feeling that JFK was more likely to have been romping about in the marital bed with third parties, whatcha reckon?
GOTG, see previous.
Bobble, you are so kind, I think this is an outstanding suggestion.
Teverde, SECOND chicken little? You deserve danger money.
on 08 December 2005 at 21:58
Now on THIS one I’m with Mr W.
on 09 December 2005 at 08:15
Hmm, what’s everybody’s problem with clammy?