Monday, August 15, 2005

Things I Learned at Hayden Lake, Part Deux

1. If the thermometer reads 48 degrees at 10:30 at night, but your husband says that the t-shirt material your child is wearing to bed, without feet in it, and without socks (because your child doesn't own any) is warm enough, your child will wake up at 2:17 a.m. wailing. When you pick him up, he will resemble a popsicle, but he will instantly go mute when he realizes that your guilt has guaranteed him sleep in between mom and dad for the rest of the night. Said guilt will carry over to his being allowed to push mom to the last 4 inches of bed so he can have lots of space.

2. Your family's reputation will proceed you and will become your own. On the way to Costco with my father-in-law (just the three of us), he stated that if I planned on nursing the baby in Costco, he would like to stop on the way and buy a t-shirt that says "Grandpa" on it. I told him that if I had to choose between a screeching baby and exercising my legal rights under Idaho law, I choose the option that results in silence. He agreed wholeheartedly.

8 comments:

Humor Girl said...

lol! These are so great! You're so funny...Thanks for sharing.

Marel Lecone said...

So, did Grandpa get the t-shirt? Either way, he sounds like a pretty funny man. He must be funny to be the father of the father who loses no inches on the bed!! What the hell?!? :) I hope you're not the only female out there--you're not chopping wood too, are you? heehee

vani said...

lol-sounds like you're having a blast out there. :)

MB said...

I remember walking around a store nuring a baby while leaning on a shopping cart because the kid had to eat and there was no restroom or anything. Said child is now 28 and I will not let her forget causing me this great misery.
So remember all the stuff you sacrifice for the baby can be reverse guilted at a later date!!

nancy said...

The things we do for our children that we thought..."oh, never me!!!" Once you've had a kid all modesty goes out the door. And this bed thing doesn't get better with age...then they just actually require more of that space and now they generate 100 times more heat. I gladly give it up for the couch when I know they are back to sleep :)

amy said...

And imagine how nuts you'd be going if you didn't have us to listen to your despair ... thank god for blogging, eh? ;)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

what size shirt did grmaps end up getting..lol

you crack me lady..love ya;)

inandoutspoken's MOMMY BRAIN LEFTOVERS! said...

So what was up with that? Was he embarassed you might bf? Wanted to make sure no one thought he might have been your hubby?