January 04, 2006
Pity Da Foo!
I suspect we all have something in common - we talk to ourselves. I have an inner dialog that, I'm sure, would scare even the most seasoned mental health professional. Occasionally, though, I even surprise myself. This morning started not with the usual good morning, self and resultant pep talk at the realization that it was still pitch black and cold outside and I faced a 10 hour day at work. No, I woke up, instead, singing the theme from the A-Team. I'm not 100% sure what this means. It could be good, you know, I'm locked and loaded and ready to kick some ass. Or it could be some indication of a deep-seated need to break out 30 lbs. of gold chains and get a mohawk...again. Of course, it could just be sleep deprivation.
Mia, we've discovered over the last couple of days, is expecting her first tooth. And she's not entirely thrilled about it. She lulls us into a false sense of security and accomplishment by falling asleep at night for an hour after which she's wide awake and filled with the desire to stick everything in the house in her mouth. Even one of the cats (the cat was not pleased, in case you were curious).
Most of you parents will probably laugh at my recent epiphany but here it is - when you've got kids, there's always something. If it's not a wicked case of reflux, it's diaper rash, or teething, or crawling, or trying to eat the cat (which leads into that whole solid food thing nicely). But that's entirely cool because, as Beth and I say to ourselves almost constantly, she's so fucking cute.
Okay, back to the A-Team...I've got ass to kick...
Posted by Chris at January 4, 2006 07:06 AM
Wow... hope that the teething gets better. And you're not the only one with an inner dialouge. Mine sometimes frightens even me!
My sympathies! My son insists on eating his blankets - teething toys fahgetaboutit but blankets - bring em on.
Not laughing at all. These are things that each parent has to come to realize on their own. :) and Mia is damn cute.
As long as you don't start putting gold chains and a mohawk on Mia, I think things will be ok. Go kick some ass! *A-Team song playing in back of head*
Ha, you know the A-Team theme! Hope Mia's little tooth comes in soon. (And I think she'd look cute with a little fauxhawk.)
The A-Team theme song is probably a better thing to have in your head than the Smurf theme.
Yep. You are officially one of us now. It is always something, from now until the day you die. Good luck finding just the right teething item. That's a tough one!
Ah, teething memories. Just two words for you:
Good luck (and Happy New Year)!
Yep, there's always something, but the good thing is most everything they go through is a temporary phase. This is especially helpful to remember when they reach toddler-hood, and you think they're going to grow up to be Mussolini.
A few weeks ago, one of my (now former) coworkers told me that he would miss my continuous self-dialogue the most. Because while some of my conversations with myself take place in my head, a frightening amount take place out loud. In public. And people who catch me talking to myself always laugh and say, "Well, just as long as you don't answer yourself we'll be fine!"
You know what?
I DO ANSWER MYSELF. And then we get into a fight. And it's pretty ugly.
It's driving me crazy that I can't remember how the A-Team theme song goes, but now I have the Superman theme in my head. Gee thanks.
The A-Team theme song has words?
She's teething already? I swear, I think your daughter is growing up faster than my son!
first name Mr. last name T
Good luck with the new tooth arrival, all cats beware Mia is on the prowl.
Oh yes, you will have many epihanies in life now, I only have a 3 yr old and 9 month old, and I believe I am right up there with the Dali Llama!!
You do have cuteness on your side, it helps!!
And as we always say... the cuteness keeps them alive...
LMAO "when you've got kids, there's always something." Oh that is the understatement of the year!!!
She's just too precious, you're right.
So I think you're channelling the Boy, who sings the A-Team song almost as much as he sings the Dukes of Hazard song. Good thing I have patience for him, too.
Also? The baby oragel stuff ain't bad. My mom's dentist (friend of family) gave her hurricane (the stuff they swab onto your mouth before the needle) for me when I was a baby. Same stuff, works like a charm. According to my mother, since I don't really remember.
cuteness is nature's way of keeping parents from devouring their young in a fit of sleep-deprived rage. isnt it great though?
Dude. I so feel you on this. My kids always sprout teeth in pairs. Lily got all four 2yo molars in ONE FREAKING DAY. I was so glad to be the working parent that day.
But yeah, clingly monkey, fields of snot, cranky girls! Teething is FUN!
Great. Now, I can't get the theme song out of my head. You kind of remind me of "Faceman" a little bit.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. Duun duh duh dunnnn, dun dun duuuuun.
sometimes their cuteness is all that saves them.
It really always is something, isn't it?
She tried to eat the cat?! Now that is funny! I hope she gets her tooth in soon.
Until then, blast that music and kick some ass!
Is the teething on the cat at all related to the cat vomit reported in your wife's blog a few days ago... They must be - some how.
The A-Team theme is very motivational. I have a copy on my hard drive and I love it when it comes up on "random".
Good luck to Mia and her first tooth. I hear they hurt.
My dad used to LOVE that show and subject us to it weekly when it was on...and we couldn't talk during the show, just when the commercials would come on. PUH-LEASE. Hey, I've got a challenge for you--if you really want to be like Mr. T then take a picture of yourself with all kinds of gold chains around your neck, put on a muscle shirt, and shave your head Mohwak style....heh. That'd be something to see!
and now i'm humming, "dodododoooodododo dodoDeedo dooododododo..."
I don't remember the A-Team, but the Love Boat is running through my head. That's really weird!
Good luck with the teething. Never fear. It only lasts a couple of years. One tooth at a time. Has she gotten the slobber yet? That was even better than the fussing to me!
The thing about babies (and later, kids) is this: the minute they get "predictable" or at least you think you know what to expect, they change. If I remember correctly, usually in the vicinity of every two weeks.
I don't talk to myself, I have conversations(usually two-sided) in my head. I think it's a tool, kind of like visualization, anticipating all the possibilities of what the other might say in reaction to your words and vice versa. Didn't really realize that I did that until you brought it up. Wonder if it's a symptom of something?
So true - the other night Sierra was up 5 times, the last time it took 3 hours to get her back to sleep - and once she was aslepp hubby and I turned to each other and gushed about how cute she is. They come like that so that we don't shove them back in for a year...
Great post, but for the life of me, I can't remember the A-Team theme song (very unlike me as I always have a tv song or commercial jingle spinning around in there). I will, however, be humming the smurfs all night long... ugh
You had a mohawk? Wicked cool. Can we see pictures?
I used to do a mean Mr T impression.
Which usually came out as a combination of webster and arnold.