Friday, December 19, 2008

a tutorial


Three things you must know about getting Juliet up from her nap:

The blanket must be draped around her shoulders. Both shoulders. Like a towel, not a cape.

In her left hand, you must place The Big Red Barn.

In the right, place the favorite stuffed animal du jour--this will be whatever animal she does not pick up upon exiting the crib, but frantically runs back for and sticks her hand through the bars in a futile attempt to pull the animal through. "Bunny" can indicate the hippopotamus, any one of the bears, or an actual rabbit.

Failure to comply with these instructions will result in a frantic baby who throws herself dramatically to the floor and sobs as if her heart will break, looking at you as if you are the root of all evil in the world as tears drip from her cheeks. Compliance, however, will result in her apparent oblivion to your existence as she races for the door and calls, "Ab-gall?" in a tone of utmost delight.

We'll take what we can get.

2 comments:

Elise Decker said...

I'm so excited! When will you guys be in Michigan?

Rachael said...

we're planning to get there Tuesday night--depending on the weather!

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