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Monday, August 22, 2005

oh to be at an office, in prison, anywhere else

-----Original Message-----
From: nice guy, mr.
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 10:10 AM
To: nice guy, mrs.
Subject: nap#1: 20 minutes. she is winning.

-----Original Message-----
From: nice guy, mrs.
To: nice guy, mr.

Sent: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:17:48 -0400
Subject: RE: nap#1: 20 minutes. she is winning.

try and make her stay down. (i know, i know...easier said.) rub her tummy. keep her in the crib. don't go to her too quickly. even consider letting her cry it out. also, before her "big" nap, you may want to give her some gripe water?

-----Original Message-----
From: nice guy, mr.
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 10:22 AM
To: nice guy, mrs.
Subject: Re: nap#1: 20 minutes. she is winning.

there is no way on earth she was going back down. she's in her gymini now having the fucking time of her life.

gripe water it is.

-----Original Message-----

From: nice guy, mrs.
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 10:24 AM
To: nice guy, mr.
Subject : Re: nap#1: 20 minutes. she is winning.

just remember. you're bigger than she is. DON'T LET HER WIN


Anonymous minty said...

easier said than done is right... no advice. in my experience by the time you figure out something that works they grow out of the particular phase that was driving you nuts and enter another one. still, the whole nap obsession and sleep mess only lasts a few months for most people. although for me it lasted two years... with the aforementioned spawn of satan.

8/22/2005 11:31 AM  
Anonymous isabelle said...

Not "advice" children did not like naps. My daughter (who is now 8) still sleeps roughly 6-8 hours total. Always been that way. I just gave up attempting naps and found out my kids are much better without them. And, I was happy to let them play in their exersaucers while I cleaned (read steamy novels) or did other things around the house. They began to go to sleep before 1 in the morning, and they slept till 7 or 8 a.m. I, my husband, and my children were and are much happier for giving up. :)

8/22/2005 1:01 PM  
Anonymous MIL Nice Guy said...

She couldn't be in better hands, I'm so happy you're home with baby Nice Guy. Mrs. Nice Guy finally slept when she was 4 months and looking back she made baby Nice Guy look like Saint Sleeper.

8/22/2005 1:08 PM  
Blogger Not-For-Profit Dad said...

Yes. You are bigger than her. But if all goes according to plan, she will bury you.

Not to be morbid.

8/22/2005 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember: You can definitely beat her at arm-wrestling and Scrabble at this point. That's gotta make you feel better.

8/22/2005 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember Auntie niceguy? She just let the kid(s) sleep whenever and wherever they were. (sounds like Isabelle) No set hours and no set place for that matter. Just another option for consideration. They ended up ok, better than ok. However, Does this mean the kids won? hummmmm.

8/22/2005 6:13 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ah, quit your whinging. If my two-month-old had the time of her life in her gymini, I wouldn't care if she slept or not. But no - if I'm not sticking a bottle in her face, she's screaming her head off. We think our children are conspiring behind our backs to drive us insane. I'm sure all children are part of this secret network.

8/23/2005 10:49 AM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

amen, greg. amen.

8/23/2005 12:35 PM  

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