Happy First Anniversary– Belated.

•May 28, 2007 • 2 Comments

The Missus has taken the book ends off to Home Depot to buy some paint that’s on Memorial Day sale. The bookends are October & Wingnut; the eldest and youngest.

Lug and Spotz are outside playing in the pool probably making a royal mess.

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I got the feeling that the first anniversary of Ninemonths has come and gone. It has, and my first post was on May 13, 2006.

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[update]

Lug & Spotz have made a mud pit.

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Technique

•May 27, 2007 • Leave a Comment

How to lie a Wingnut down in his crib once he is asleep.

  1. Lie Wing gently on his side;
  2. While holding him in place, prop a blanket next to his back;
  3. pray, mutter incantation, or breath deeply;
  4. tip-toe out of room;
  5. threaten all other occupants of house with bloody murder if they make any loud noise.

Now go get your work done, drink a beer, or read.

Cloth Diapers

•May 25, 2007 • 3 Comments

Thanks to a friend we are trying cloth diapers on Wing. I’m surprised at how well they work — very absorbent. I also like their enviro value. Is it enough to offset the additional work load they promise? It’s worth a try. Like everything else cloth diapers are a commodity and so there are a dozen dozen variety. Just do a google search on them.

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I mentioned earlier that my Mamaw had hip surgery. X-rays taken yesterday indicate she needs a second operation. The bone isn’t getting blood, so a hip replacement is required. Keep her in your prayers, please.

Centered

•May 23, 2007 • 2 Comments

Crunchy Con has a post about a conversation he and his son had after church.

It has made me think about how I live my life as a Christian. One of the things I came across in my Good Friday Meditation is that Christ gives life. Life is generated by Christ. I believe this is a fundamental truth of the Gospel. Then the question arises, In what ways do I live Christ centered? How about as a parent? Crunchy Con gives a good answer to this question.

Methods

•May 21, 2007 • 5 Comments

Time flies. I looked over at when I last posted and was surprised. It was the eighteenth. I’ll blame it on sleepless nights.

I was up four times walking Wingnut through the kitchen last night. Turns out he has an ear infection, but you’d know that if you’ve been to Camera Shy today.

So I said in the last post I’d talk more about the baby sleep book I’m reading. I don’t know, but I’m suspicious of sleep methods. If you do these things, says the expert, you and your baby will do wonders. If you don’t, then well you’re a dumb ass for not listening. That’s my take on these things.

It’s ironic because I tend to like self-help books. I’m fascinated by them, at the very least, because they play to our desire for life to be programmatic. You know, we want to believe there is rhyme and reason to life. All that’s left is to figure it out. So, we look for the right book to help us with that.

This sleep book is full of useful information, but it’s full of itself. I think we’ll end up doing what seems best with Wingnut, like we’ve done with the others. I don’t like the idea of subjecting my baby to some method– my own excluded.

Go to sleep you baby!

•May 18, 2007 • 7 Comments

Reading a book about sleep and babies and parenting. The author is all about getting it right, or suffer the consequences. I’m not sure I buy his arguments. I’ll get back with more, later.

Meow

•May 16, 2007 • 4 Comments

Wingnut sounds like a cat purring.