April 08, 2006

I forgot how bad it can be

I blocked it all from my memory. How bad the incomplete night is. I didn't get the brunt of it, I just took the 1:00 to 2:30 shift when, remembering that I was going to have to watch the two older children, I passed the new guy back to his mother.

Everything hurts -- head, neck, back. Not to whine, because no matter how bad I feel I can guarantee that my wife feels worse.

Sitting here right now with the older kids, I made the Girl Child (age 5) laugh:

Me: Girl Child, your hair looks so pretty since we got it cut. She did such a nice job.

GC: No, it doesn't. It looks stupid.

Me: Yeah, but it looks pretty stupid!

She laughed really hard. Gotta love a 5 year old with a good sense of humor.

I have to go make more coffee. Bye.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 8, 2006 08:47 AM | TrackBack

I see the humor gets exponentially worse compared to the hours of sleep. However, if it makes GC laugh, your job is done my friend.

Everyone is home? That's great news!

Hang in there family RP.

Posted by: Wicked H at April 8, 2006 10:29 AM

I am glad everyone is at home and happy. Have a happy Pesach!!!!

Posted by: Rachel Ann at April 8, 2006 04:30 PM

God bless the little ones!

Posted by: Andrew Cusack at April 9, 2006 05:09 AM

I'm having flashbacks. Argh!

The key is to be a deeper sleeper than the missus. Or at least to learn to fake it real well. ;-)

Posted by: Jim at April 10, 2006 05:21 AM

I feel for ya, RP, I'm in the same boat. I thought to myself "I'm too old for this!" the first night that he screamed most of the night. Fortunate for me my wife has been taking the brunt of it: 3-5 hour gaps between feeding, the nights where nothing calms him.

It's only a few months (hopefully) and I'm confident you can stand it. We've got a couple more to go and we may be seeing the home stretch. Then there's the constant eye and the chasing and the... :)

Posted by: Oorgo at April 12, 2006 11:37 AM
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