But also, I'm not sure if you knew this, but we've got this kid, see. And he doesn't like to lie down or sit anymore. He discovered the wonders of standing. On top of this, he is busting out his second set of teeth, and contrary to the last two, these (or this, i'm not sure how many are coming out) is a bastard tooth. It's like those stupid tooth characters on those annoying kid commercials from the 80's telling you that you've gotta brush your teeth while wielding this massive toothbrush, and you just want to punch it in the face and say, "shut your goddamn mouth, tooth".
|I want to punch this guy in the periodontal membrane|
And standing? Sammy is now waking us up by poking his head over the rail of the crib and giving the baby equivalent of "HEY! I see you!! Why are you not paying attention to me!?!" So because he doesn't want to lie down anymore, this ALSO decreases the amount of sleep everyone gets because he's now permanently playing his own version of Jenga (or is it stack attack?), where he wobbles back and forth and your only job is to basically make sure he doesn't collapse down on the floor and bang his head off of the only sharp thing in the entire house (which is like a magnet for baby heads) and smash into a thousand pieces.
But I woke up this morning with a little extra excitement. Reason #1 - Either Sammy let us sleep through the night, or I didn't hear him crying at all. Reason #2 - it's an absolutely beautiful day outside. and Reason #3 - we've got less than 45 days until our absolutely awesome vacation that is going to be like Odysseus returning home, putting his feet up on the coffee table with a beer and having Penelope feed him profiteroles, or whatever it was that people ate back then wherever he was from.
|"I intend to never wear clothes again!"|
I'm already dreaming about all the nothing I plan on doing. Just sitting in a balcony on the third largest ship in the world, watching the waves go by. I'll likely be drinking a beer too. With my wife bringing me profiteroles. And like Odysseus, I'll also be perpetually naked.