Wednesday, May 14, 2008

bedroom relocation quiz

Why Was Bean Hanging Out On Top of the Dryer a Few Days Ago...

a.) She really wanted a nice windblown look for her photo shoot later in the day - and the dryer was just a good alternative to using a hair dryer

b.) The smell of Bounce dryer sheets makes her feel zingy (not to mention they help with the pesky static cling and make her smell just so fresh!)

c.) Her mom got a little over zealous in organizing the house and thought that keeping the baby in the laundry area made good sense

d.) The space on top of the refrigerator was already taken

e.) Her mother, at wit's end with her lack of daytime napping - knowing that Bean was extraordinarily tired but just couldn't go to sleep - thought that the white noise of the dryer coupled with the warm coziness of the whole laundry area would help Bean to drift off into a nice daytime nap.

Incidentally, if you choose E as the answer, you'll be interested to know that it didn't work as evidenced by the wide open peepers Bean is sporting in the picture. (Also check out how totally unimpressed she is by my creativity. She's all WHAT THE HECK CRAZY PERSON I BELONG ON YOUR BOOB NOT THE DRYER, and I was all THAT MAY BE THE CASE, BUT I AM IN DEEP DENIAL.) The helpless mother actually ended up DRIVING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FORTY-FIVE MINUTES (yes, even with gas prices as high as they are) to see if the CAR would help. You will also be interested to know that she had some nice sleep while in the car, but as soon as we got home EYES WIDE OPEN OPEN OPEN AWAKE AWAKE AWAKE AWAKE SHOW ME SOME FOOD WOMAN. When the father came home a bit later, he found the helpless mother on top of the dryer.

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In other news, Philadelphia has been fun, but somewhat exhausting. I have tales to tell about traveling with a 10-week-old infant, but those will have to wait for another day (though seriously I can't believe how NICE people are when you're sporting a tiny baby - the hostess in the hotel restaurant actually brought Alice a stuffed animal yesterday). I'm outta here. I hear snorfling in the vicinity, and I believe I am needed.


Megan said...

I know we have never met, but I am a friend of Chips from long ago. Anyway, I completly understand where you are coming from. I had a baby about a month before you did and I am going through the same thing. Who needs naps in the day she thinks. All I need is mommy's boob and I am fine. I never tried the dryer trick, maybe I will have to. I do have to say that she is SLOWLY starting to get better though ,so maybe there is hope...a slow hope! Good luck.

emily said...

very creative sleep location ... it would totally work on me! if only i could hide there for an hour for a nap! unfortunately my kids know all my hiding places!!
love ya!

ailene said...

Hahaha, you make me laugh!!! :) You know, I think your baby and my baby think a lot alike!