Baby 1, Handivac 0

The MagicVac has lost its magic, testament to either a) the human ability to adapt to just about anything including the deafening roar of a handivac or b) Miles’ prodigious powers of crying.  The handivac is now only handy for keeping Miles quiet AFTER he has fallen asleep (why do the deafening decibels of a handvac soothe him but the slightest sniff of my stuffy nose startles him as if a gun had gone off?).

So, Plan B:  the first part of the week was mild enough to implement Plan B, to wit; walking around the block. Baby was usually out by three houses down.

Enter: the cold weather.  Cold + Baby = not very happyness

So, Plan C:  Marching (marching, mind you, none of this mere walking business) around the house.  Ollie thinks that this is a New Game Just For Him and tears around madly in front of me. Hopefully I won’t trip on him.

Baby + Mommy + tripping over cat = not very happyness indeed.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robberfly
    Nov 16, 2007 @ 08:44:15

    i haven’t tried this yet, but i heard that if you take a freaking out baby into the bathroom and turn on the water, that the sound of the water reminds them of being in the womb. who knows? it may work, and should be worth a try…


  2. norba920
    Nov 16, 2007 @ 14:02:52

    good tip. apparently the water thing works for dog in kennels too. it does NOT however, work on an upset spouse, fyi.


  3. ~m
    Nov 18, 2007 @ 09:30:34

    Thanks for the tip, Michael!
    Rob, I’m assuming you speak from experience.


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