open letters

Dear Owen-
It is not a good long-term strategy to try to survive on so little sleep. Believe me. It is making you nuts. It's making me nuts.
Don't roll your eyes at me!

Dear Fancy Baby Swing-
You are supposed to be the answer. You are supposed to be lulling this kid into the starry dreamland so that I can finally take a shower, so that I don't show up at the polls looking like I'm still wearing my Halloween hobo costume. Instead, he screams the minute I get him near you.
I don't think you're trying hard enough.

Dear Wonderful Neighbor Who Gave Us This Big Purple Exercise Ball-
THANK YOU. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.
It is the only thing that works.

Dear Organic Fake Pop-Tarts-
You are not very good. And you are not very good for me. But you contain calories, and I can prepare and eat you with one hand.
For this I salute you.

Dear Whoever It Is That Decided That Drinking Coffee While Breastfeeding Is OK (in moderation)-
*sob* Marry me. *sob*
In other news:
I am currently avoiding eye contact with a December grant deadline.
I have made eye contact with two sets of manuscript edits, but they are still mingling on the other side of the party, so I'm going to just hang out over here by the hours de vours table hoping they don't make the trek across the room and try to engage me in conversation.

Nearly a month with this baby! Good thing he's so amazing in all other ways beside sleeping.
Don't be fooled. It looks like sleep BUT I ASSURE YOU IT IS NOT!


LAURA!!! said...

:) this is awesome.

& Oh Owen, If you weren't so cute I would think you were up to no good.

Melissa said...

Dear Ginger,

Know that not too far away there is a friend out there that will be contemplating these issues right along side with you. Note to self: get pop tarts and big exercise ball, dreamland swing is not necessary. Thank you!

Chelsea said...

Does the fancy swing go side-to-side like a cradle instead of the old-fashioned front to back?

If it is and that's not working, then I want to cry for you.


Jessica said...

further proof that this is HARD WORK, but I'm positive you are awesome at being a mom.

miss you to bits!

Summer Ryan Doyle said...

You're doing a fantastic job! As I know from personal experience, a baby who avoids sleep is a special kind of torture.

This book saved us: The Baby Whisperer.

At 3.5, my son still hates to sleep, but at least I have some working strategies in place. Not that you have an abundance of time to read anything, but I highly recommend it, nonetheless.