Saturday, April 19, 2008


Putting a baby down to sleep is a little like setting a mousetrap.

You must gingerly "set" both... for the baby, it's a fresh diaper, swaddle, a little soothing and a pacifier. It's analogous to putting the crossbar of the trap into the little slot, releasing the tension and hoping it holds.

Then, you have to quietly, easily, set the baby down. Much like a moustrap, if you make the wrong move...


If you're a parent and have ever set a mousetrap, you will get this analogy. Sometimes, in either case, it's best for the faint of heart to leave the room and allow someone more brave to handle things. Which is why, at 4:45 am, I'm in the kitchen writing this.


Blogarita said...

I never thought of it that way, but I think you're right.

Fantastagirl said...

And since Tink was the worst when it came to being put in bed, I spent the majority of her first year in a recliner - it was the only way I got sleep.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Of course he's an angel. All boys are up to...say...age 2.

Lee Ann said...

Congratulations Dave and Em! Grayson is beautiful! Nice big healthy boy! Couldn't ask for anything more, huh?
I am really happy for you.
Best wishes always!
Lee Ann