Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On phantom crying


Lindsay and Addison have been gone since Saturday. It's just me and Lindsay's dad here at home, and we're pretty much keeping to ourselves. The house is quiet, and that's pretty awesome at first. It feels refreshing and liberating and . . . hold on . . . Crap. I think my daughter may be haunting me.

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  1. I totally know what you mean. I hear Addison crying like all. the. time. Oh wait, that's because she's screaming in my face at least 30 times a day! Live it up, man!

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    1. I hope you know I said that in a foreboding way...like live it up now because later, you'll get your turn!

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    2. I'm gonna go to the store and buy earplugs

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  2. Maybe you really are hearing a baby... A giant animatronic one built by an evil genius bent on taking over the tri-state area!
    http://youtu.be/TXaZaU4Kn1k

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  3. Ha! Does it also follow you around if you get away from the kids rather than the other way around (Because I swear last time I went to a movie, I could hear a baby cry half the time... and there were no babies in that theater)?

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    1. As far as I can tell, there are no barriers to these ghostly hauntings.

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  4. I didn't experience the phantom cries but I did sway when I wasn't holding a child.

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    1. Oh yeah, the swaying. I'd actually start bouncing from foot to foot as though jiggling my invisible baby, and people would look at me like I was crazy.

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  5. I do a funnier thing than you guys. When I see a younger person than me trying to get a baby to stop crying - or make them comfortable - and they look at me helplessly, I have been known to take the baby, cuddle them, sway from foot to foot and rub the baby's back a little cooing a little... and the next thing ya know, the baby is silent and going to sleep - or it's up-chucked all down my back (yep, it had gas!). Either way, it's now comfortable.


    And get this.............. I don't have any children!

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    1. sounds like you've got the magic touch, Mozette. Also, that you might have a benign case of baby kleptomania.

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