Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Crisis IS OVER

As, I might have mentioned in past posts, I don't consider myself to be a Mommy Blogger.  Most of my mommy material is very outdated, as my babies are now old enough to be having babies BUT from time to time, I find a little gem of material gratis my grown children.  Such is the case in a recent Facebook entry and the ensuing comments by family and friends.

Just in case I am sounding like a Mommy Blog, I will post my Mommy Blog seal just to show that I am indeed allowed to sound like a Mother. 


A few weeks ago I noticed on Facebook, a very cute little avatar looking vaguely familiar.

Next to the cute little avatar it said:

Dear Baby Stork,

That was a very good trick you played 7 months ago. Delivering our baby R...but keeping the "sleep through the night" instructions. Well played, Mr. Stork...well played. Jokes over now...please email instructions asap.

Signed, Grumpy and Sleepy


Disclaimer: Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent, the uninformed (that I am hijacking their cleverness) the sleep deprived and the plagerism police that probably are getting ready to come after me as we speak.

Just for clarification purposes, so you know the cast of characters

My daughter, Kiddo #1 is Grumpy
My very clever son-in-law is Sleepy
The other grandma is known as Nana, (super funny and sweet person, we got lucky as far as blended families go)
The funny friends, I am leaving anonomys as I am sure they didn't think I would be out here posting their comments for the world to see.

Here are some of the many comments that came in:

All and all, I thought it was all pretty funny especially in light of the fact that I am over here sleeping fairly well. (fun being Grandma)  I did offer up Hubby to go over to their house for the 4AM as he is known around here as the "Baby Whisperer".  We haven't quite figured out his trick yet, but seemingly any baby he picks up is instantly soothed and goes right to sleep.

My daughter and son-in-law, however, felt like with some persistance and patience that little Baby R. would indeed start sleeping through the night. 

AND, YES, my blogee friends, he has now been sleeping regularly all night. EVERY NIGHT.

He does look well rested, don't you think.
Do you think, he will hate that we made him wear this hat
when he is old enough to blame us for things.
The Good for the Day....babies that sleep through the night

The Bad for the Day.....The sleep deprived parents that are up during the night trying to calm their sweet babies.
The Weird for the Day...I hear you out their saying bad things about the Monkey Hat.


Bodaciousboomer said...

We're still in the DMZ between kids leaving the house and grandkids. However, I have a few photos of our kids that as adults they're not too keen on. They're threatening to do the same to me when I'm too senile to object.

kgwaite said...

Hilarious - Love these FB comments. I'm still not sleeping through the night as my teenagers now work late.

Luvbeingagrampa said...

How much fun was this? Neat little guy, bet all are proud there. You should be. Bet your hubby loves that time to snuggle, I know I do. As I get older, the more naps one can take the better. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl P. said...

Luvbeingagrampa- I agree this is such a nice time in a person's life having a little grandbaby. Naps are needed and appreciated, though.

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Kelly, Thanks, Ahhh, I remember the teenage workers period of my life well. Very busy time for parents and teens. Seems like a lot of coming and going...constantly. It does make for another type of stress. I never really slept until everyone was home safely.

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Michele, OOHHH that is a cruel threat. I am now inspired to add a codicil to my will. "Any child releasing any picture where I look older that 45 is out of any inheritance. Any pictures should show me in anything less than perfect health, and not looking better in the picture than I ever did in person is hereby not receiving anything...not one red cent.

meleahrebeccah said...

Awwwwww.... Your grandson is SUPER adorable.

And I sure his parents must be very happy he's finally sleeping through the night!

* I do NOT miss those days!*

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Meleah Rebecca, Amen....I don't miss those days either. Yes, my daughter and son-in-law are loving that they are finally getting a little more rest. At least as much as parents of a 8 month old and a 3 year old can get.

Sandra said...

Love how you were able to do that Facebook thread...I'm so technologically challenged, I'd have no clue. It was hilarious! Aaaah to have children who sleep through the night. Glad your little sock monkey grandchild is finally sleeping through. I feel even more rested just thinking about it!

Cheryl P. said...

Thanks, Sandra. As far as being techy, it is hit and miss with me. Publisher, yes, Excel no. I think daughter and hubby are over
the moon happy. Of course they have no idea what lies ahead...teenagers. Future lost sleep.