May 25, 2006

The Girl Child cracks

She can't take it anymore, that much is clear. The baby is having gas pains and it makes him cry very hard and with great gusto, a lot. Of course, we all feel for the little guy. Sometimes, say, at 2:30 a.m., it is more of a struggle to winch up a little water from the well of sympathy.

Normally, the Girl Child sleeps like a rock. Impossible to wake and, if woken before her self appointed hour, not the most gracious human I have ever seen. Falling asleep for her can take hours, but once asleep, she's good for a very long stretch.

Last night, I bathed the kids and put them to bed. The Viking Bride was feeding the baby in his room. All was quiet, all was calm. Then the crying started. That's when the Girl Child registered the following complaint with the management:

[arms up, hands out in front of her waving around for emphasis through the whole speech] Mamma, you know I can't sleep when the baby's crying. It keeps me up and I wake up in the morning exhausted. I don't know what you were thinking when you decided to have another baby. The first I knew of it was when you were in the hospital and Pappa told me. I am perfectly good with the brother I have. I don't need another brother on the other side. I knew I was going to be exhausted in the morning. I don't know what you were thinking having another baby. And his crying keeps me up all night.

Clearly, the pressure is getting to her and she just cracked.

Posted by Random Penseur at May 25, 2006 07:42 AM | TrackBack

Too young to have these fissures. Does she take good naps?

Hang in there Family RP!

Posted by: Wicked H at May 25, 2006 08:06 AM

How funny.. exactly how old is girl child... she way beyond her years....

Posted by: Kiddoc at May 25, 2006 10:11 AM

Man the gas pains are horrid, of course the missus hates when I ease the pains. She'd rather I suffer.

She still thinks its cute when the phinlet relieves the pressure.

'tis a double standard I say and I'll be having none of that in my house hold (so long as the missus doesn't read these comments).

Posted by: phin at May 25, 2006 02:48 PM

You could tell the Girl Child that she used to cry alot, too, when she was a baby and that it's a phase that all newborns go through as they get used to eating through their mouth instead of a tube in their tummy. She might understand that and find some more patience.

It's just gas. It'll pass. ;)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 25, 2006 03:50 PM

Oh, no, that's barely a chink in her armor. She's good to go.

; )

Posted by: Christina at May 25, 2006 07:24 PM

Oh my goodness.

And so...mature in her delivery. This girl is going to rule the world one of these days. I've very little doubt.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 26, 2006 04:02 PM

I love the stories of your children so much, RP. :-) I've told both stories today, of the GC and the BC to everyone I've talked to on the phone and the consensus is..."Awwww!"


Posted by: Amber at May 26, 2006 04:44 PM

Too much!!!


Posted by: Mark at May 26, 2006 09:07 PM

Oh, we should ALL have this child's common sense!

Sleep is so very important. ;)

Hang in there, love. This too, shall pass. (I know that little pun's been done before, but I'm incapable of stopping it.)

Posted by: Margi at May 28, 2006 02:56 AM
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