Monday, August 29, 2005

Things not to be said in public and sanity just in the nick of time

The third tooth finally came in on Friday night. When we were all out on our date. So what if 3's a crowd?

We went to Carlysle Grand on Friday night because I was craving the Jambalaya. Normally a haven for the powerful Shirlington singles crowd, things were quiet and we got a table in the baby corner. At the next table over were three babies.

This is the way the conversation went with the unidentified father at the next table.

UF: How old's your baby?
D: 6 months.
UF: Really?
D: Yeah. How old's your baby?
UF: Five months. (as his baby is bouncing non-stop on his lap, like one of those freaky toys that you just end up taking the batteries out of to regain your sanity)
D: She's a bouncer, huh? You guys have a Bounceroo?
UM (jumping into the conversation): We have a Jumperoo.
D: Yeah, that's what we have. He likes it so much that he gets blisters between his toes.
UF: Wow!

My mortification is now complete. Whispering/hissing, this is how our private conversation went.

K: What the HELL are you doing, telling people that the baby got blisters from the Jumperoo? And it was only one blister.
D: I think it's funny that he jumped so much that he got a blister.
K: Or, that we are awful parents that leave him in the Jumperoo for hours on end, long enough for him to get a blister. As opposed to the 20 minutes it only took for him to get the blister. Do you want those people to call DHS on us for being neglectful parents?
D: He just likes to bounce.

Whatever. Then we went to see Grizzly Man. Instead of just watching a movie about being in Alaska, they wanted us to feel like we were ACTUALLY IN Alaska. It was so cold in the theater that the baby managed to clench his jaws so tight that he sprang a tooth.

OK, I don't know how he did it but that's when we noticed the new tooth. Of course its brother is hovering right behind so it is only partial sanity.


Jaime said...

I am clearly incapable of reading your posts without a big huge smile on my face and laughing out loud. I tell everyone who is having a bad day that they need to go to your site - right away! :)

PS... it's a CC! ;)

MB said...

That is too cute!
Now tell Hubby that when you "brag" about your son getting a blister, it is only because the kid is already a super jock at such a young age! Any man would be proud to have an athletic son like that! LOL
I shall report on Alaska soon. We leave on the 7th for the cruise to Juno!!

Marel Lecone said...

This is a great post. So the other parents were shocked by the blister? That is too funny. I love the innocence that is occasionally Derek. :)

PBS said...

Too funny! You have a healthy, active little guy--the bouncing is good for him.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i so need to go on a family vaction with you and a dinner and a have the best stories everytime you leave the freaking house:)

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Biscuit said...

When I read the first sentence, I thought this was leading up to a nipple biting incident, and I was having flashbacks.

inandoutspoken's MOMMY BRAIN LEFTOVERS! said...

Oh man, I feel your pain! But shame on that other mother for SHOWING her shock LOL!! Glad the tooth came through quietly-ish. -wink-

Gangadhar said...

lol...What Jaime said is 100% true..
take care..

vani said...

too funny... :)

amy said...

As always, another hilarious story about life with a young'n. Though we did see "March of the Penguins" a few weeks ago and I also thought we were in the Arctic Circle because it was so damn cold. Talk about a total experience!

W.C. Varones said...

Grizzly Man: great movie!