By Heather O.
We have a great new sleep system going at our house. It’s fantastic really. I’m enjoying it SO MUCH, I just had to share.
If she dozes in the car, J has a kazoo, ready to serenade her. And the kazoo is such a lovely instrument, who doesn’t appreciate such music?
If she dozes in the bed with me after I nurse her, J is right there, climbing all over the bed, and turning on a video. Again, who wouldn’t want to have their sleep interupted by The Power Rangers, or, in this morning’s case, the lovely sounds of a 5 year old singing along with Donny Osmond as he trains Mulan to defeat the Huns? Actions and sound effects also included.
If she sleeps in her crib, with the fan on as white noise to drown out any kazoos or singing, she is awakened by the shaking of the house that has nothing to do with techtonic plates, but rather the house absorbing the shock of her brother jumping down the stairs, seeing how many he can take without crashing into the landing below. His record is 6. Any more than that, and he needs a helmet.
As you can imagine, all of this adds up to a happy and pleasant baby, who is never cranky and never cries. It’s lovely. Really. Y’all should come and see us sometime. And even if you don’t know me that well, I’ll be easy to recognize. I’m the mom in the sweats with the bags under her eyes holding a grumpy infant and a kindergartner with a kazoo.