October 03, 2005

No Rest For The, Well, Anyone

The Lost Eleventh Commandment:
Thou shalt not rest on the Sabbath (even though that must seem slightly hypocritical since it was the one day I put my sandals up, but hey, I'm God). And whosoever may deign to rest on the Sabbath shall awaken the black cloaked horsemen who shall ride verily into the Hundred Acre Wood and slay the blue ass called Eeyore.

It would seem that Mia is quite a spiritual little creature. She's truly accepted the long lost Eleventh Commandment. Her Sunday began just shy of 8:00 AM and didn't slow down until well after 10:00 last night. Like her parents, she's stubborn. And like her parents, she was pretty damn cranky by the end of the day. We played, we sang songs, we bounced, we sat in the swing, we visited with grandparents, we took a walk...we even drove through about a million and a half neighborhoods as well as a local park in an attempt to kick back and relax. But did any napping actually occur? Nope. Not a snooze to be had. And apparently you can't give Jack Daniels or Zanacks (ha, spammers!) to infants so that was out too.

And now it's Monday and, despite the fact that I've got project budgets to redo and what promises to be a long meeting in a couple hours, I can't shake the bastardized version of some obscure classical music piece courtesy of the kind folks at Baby Einstein which, although they make a fine product that has directly contributed to my sanity and that of my wife's, is owned by Disney so I automatically hate them and suspect them of mind control. Oh man, I just started thinking about it and maybe Disney is eating my family's brain. I mean, they've got their hooks into Mia with the whole Eeyore obsession and here I am singing something that levels the playing field between Bach and I'm A Little Teapot. And...and...now that I think of it there was that dream last night...me...and Minnie...and, wow, those ears! Perhaps I should have kept that to myself.

Posted by Chris at October 3, 2005 08:25 AM

As long as you don't give into doing the teapot dance, you shall overcome becoming a Disney drone! I gotta admit though, I do have like almost every Disney movie before they ran out of ideas and started making sequels to the originals!

Posted by: Michelle at October 3, 2005 08:46 AM

Awww poor Mia (and parents)! It's alwfully hard being an infant and keeping yourself awake all day so that your parents don't get any rest at all. But its a job that must be done.

Posted by: Betty at October 3, 2005 08:50 AM

Nope. I can top that one:

It's a small world after all,
It's a small world after,
It's a small world after all,
Iit's a small, small world.

Happy Monday.

Posted by: Pammer at October 3, 2005 09:13 AM

oooh, I didn't know Baby Einstein was owned by Disney. Argh.

It helped me through many a rough day when I was caring for my nephew last summer. When nothing else would work, the bouncy chair and Baby Neptune always did the trick!

Posted by: donna at October 3, 2005 09:14 AM

Baby Einstein is a wonderful, wonderful DVD series. When Elizabeth was teething, it was one of the very very few things that would calm her down.

Posted by: amber at October 3, 2005 09:30 AM

My name is HR Mommy and I'm a Baby Einstein addict. I've been clean for about.... 15 seconds.

Posted by: hr mommy at October 3, 2005 09:44 AM

ROFLMAO!!! Minnie, her ears and you... ROFLMAO!!

Excuse me while I wipe the coffee off my chin and my moniter, lolol

Posted by: Tammy at October 3, 2005 11:39 AM

I, on the other hand, spent a leisurely day laying in bed watching the first football game, although my Patriots lost, did I mention I watched from my bed?

Upon the realization that my beloved Pats were going to lose, I switched to the sofa and watched my beloved Red Sox (actually I only belove them when my Jays aren't going to make the post-season) clinch the wild card.

Then I spent the evening watching Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: CI, The West Wing and Crossing Jordan.

Then I read a report that said the average person watches 4 or something hours of TV a day and I figured that I meet my weekly quota on Sundays alone.

But I stop at 10 commandments and God would be proud of me resting.

Posted by: Grace at October 3, 2005 11:49 AM

And if you do decide to do the Teapot dance, make sure you get pictures. I could make us some money with pictures like that!

Posted by: Jeff A at October 3, 2005 12:57 PM

LOLOL. I have not yet fallen victim to the baby einstein conglomerate--but I am considering it. Mina likes the fish light projector with ocean sounds--we don't keep a lot of "pooh" products lying around. (oops that came out wrong.)

Posted by: Ginny at October 3, 2005 01:04 PM

The baby next door was in love with Shrek, and that movie is a bit more palatable. You may want to try that.

Posted by: feisty girl at October 3, 2005 02:39 PM

Did you know that sometimes lack of sleep can cause symptoms of paranoia?

Posted by: Queen of Ass at October 3, 2005 02:49 PM

Did you know that sometimes lack of sleep can cause symptoms of paranoia?

Posted by: Queen of Ass at October 3, 2005 02:49 PM

You haven't lost your sense of humor and you're still writing in complete sentences. You're OK.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at October 3, 2005 04:55 PM

You haven't lost your sense of humor and you're still writing in complete sentences. You're OK.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at October 3, 2005 04:55 PM

You haven't lost your sense of humor and you're still writing in complete sentences. You're OK.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at October 3, 2005 04:55 PM

I think it must be a new acquisition for Disney. Still a good series I must say. And the whole zebras with sunburns makes my nephew laugh hysterically (I'm not sure which one it is... maybe Baby Monet?)

if it's any consolation, my son doesn't know the national anthem but can sing the goddam McDs jingle.


Posted by: Nat at October 3, 2005 05:26 PM

i have never seen the einstein videos...but then, since i hav eno kids, that's proabbaly a good thing! lol.

Posted by: lizabetty at October 3, 2005 08:08 PM

My dad used to dip our pacifiers in rum when we were teething. Try that today, and you'll have child welfare on your doorstep. I still don't think that was a bad idea.

Posted by: etherian at October 3, 2005 09:59 PM

I used to drink a half glass of wine before nursing on days like that... made us both happier and more relaxed...

Posted by: Theresa at October 3, 2005 11:00 PM

as a childless non-parent i can't relate. except to the disney is evil part. it is all a plot to take over the world through mind control and manipulation of the young. ;)

Posted by: suze at October 4, 2005 06:44 AM

To ensure your sanity follow these instructions:

1. Get in the car and drive as fast as you can to Best Buy.
2. Go to the "ROCK" section of the CD's.
3. Go to the S's.
4. Pick up the "Disclaimer II" cd from Seether.
5. Pay
6. Put cd in cd player in car & Rock out all the way back to the office (or home).


Posted by: Charlotte at October 4, 2005 08:55 PM

Ahem. Did I ever tell you with which company I'm waiting to hear back from about The Interview? Yeah, now that I think back upon it, I don't think so.

(Until I went on The Interview, I never thought I'd be applying there.)

Posted by: Zandria at October 5, 2005 02:30 AM

I'm a little late commenting, and, this probably won't bring you much solace but....
did you know that newborn Orca's and Bottlenose Dolphins are awake and active 24 hours a day for the first MONTH of their lives and the mothers also stay awake and alert Courtesy of the University of California - Los Angeles/Veterans Affairs Researchers.
Feel free to tuck that into the tidbits of random trivia/hard to imagine but it could actually be worse part of your brain for things to think about when the little bean keeps you up :)

Posted by: Lainey at October 5, 2005 05:53 PM