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Re: I mostly sleep...

by tbone1 (Monsignor)
on Sep 12, 2006 at 11:40 UTC ( #572496=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I mostly sleep...

I don't sleep. Not lately, anyway.

BTW, would the person who said that children are wonderful explain what's so wonderful about a child speaking in your ear at 2:30 AM? We're never going to get that mark off the ceiling. I had no idea I could do a double backflip with a reverse from a completely relaxed, fully horizontal position. I screamed, my wife screamed, the kid screamed, then my wife was mad because I scared the child. Well, fair's fair, the child scared me, and at least HE was wearing diapers.

This, mind you, after the time where the boy woke us up five times in one night. On the fourth time, I sensed him walk into the room and, without opening my eyes or moving my body, said "boy, you'd BETTER be on fire." After the fifth time, my wife returned to the room, woke me (like I'd be sleeping anyway), and said "Remind me of this if I talk about having another one."

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Re^2: I mostly sleep...
by McDarren (Abbot) on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:47 UTC
    ahh, no doubt many many people will relate to your little tale :)

    When my firstborn came along I was living in Alice Springs, Central Australia. My wife and I were thoroughly enjoying our DINK lifestyle (the first definition). I was a shifworker, and used to spend almost all my (substantial amount of) free time either playing golf, or drinking beer after playing golf :D

    And then Daniel arrived....

    Fair dinkum, during those first few months after we bought him home from the hospital I honestly believed that my life was over. That kid had the most incredible set of lungs, and boy did he know how to use them! ....constantly ...day and night.. sleep? ...hah! I believe at one stage I completely gave up on the idea of trying to sleep, because I knew that I would be woken up almost immediately after I managed to doze off.

    But thankfully, he settled down after a month or two and has been an (almost) complete angel in the 17 years since :)

    I've almost fully recovered now, although as some people have noticed, I still have a tendancy to yawn quite a bit ;)

Re^2: I mostly sleep...
by swampyankee (Parson) on Sep 19, 2006 at 17:52 UTC

    As any parent can tell you, the person who came up with the line "he|she sleeps like a baby" to mean "deeply and quietly asleep for long periods" didn't have children.

    Nor did the marketdroid who came up with "0 - 3 month" sizes for babies. Everybody I know with full-term babies could no more put the "0-3 month" size clothes on their newborn than one can put a hawser through the eye of a needle.

    emc

    At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

    —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
      There is much in what you say, but I think this world is designed by scrawny rice-cake-chompin' people with ethnic backgrounds that are associated with shortness and smallness. I am 6'2" and descended from German farmers, and they do NOT build this world for people my size. Heck, I have trouble getting in and out of Japanese mid-size cars!

      I can only imagine what people who are REALLY big and tall, like NBA and NFL players, have to deal with: cars, clothes, etc etc etc. It's just the man keeping us down, I s'pose.

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

        Hey, I'm 5 ft 8 in tall. Other than coach class seat in airlines (which were designed by sadists who always fly first class -- all airline executives should be required, by law, to fly long distances in the narrowest seats with the least pitch of any aircraft operated by their airline), I'm usually not cramped (except when there are 400 pounders in the adjacent seat on Metro North. Or people who don't stand close enough to the soap when they bathe. Frequently, these are the same people).

        In any case, I've never run across a parent who had a full term baby who fit the '0-3 month size', including my sister, whose kids tended to bounce along at the bottom of the growth charts.

        emc

        At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

        —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.

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