Friday, October 25, 2013

Crosby's Masterpiece Theater

Last night Crosby decided that she wanted to sleep, but refused to do so in the bassinet.  One of us would pick her up, walk her around and she would eventually fall asleep, then the second we tried to lay her down she would throw both her hands in the air and scream like she was attending a Bon Jovi concert.  Around 2:30 in the morning Laura and I were walking zombies when I finally thought "why are both of us awake and staring at a three day old as she screams and cries?"  Considering I have done a grand total of around 7% of the work in getting Crosby to this point, I volunteered to hold her for a couple of hours while Laura slept.

I chilled out on the couch and laid Crosby on my chest where she fell asleep faster than Slash taking down a shot of Jack.  However, the trick to this game is that I am not allowed to fall asleep myself.  Working with the one hand I had free I was able to grab the remote to the TV (no cable) and the DVD player.  It had been a long time since I had watched a DVD in that player and when I pressed play I was at the mercy  of whatever mood I was in last time I inserted a disc.  Was it the Godfather from when I had a few too many on Saturday night and had a legit Godfather Sunday chill out?  Hopefully, it was not a Redbox that was never returned and we have now purchased for $25.

I held my breath, looked at Crosby and awaited as the title screen loaded to...the Robert Redford classic "A River Runs Through It".  I was instantly overwhelmed with pride because Crosby had selected such a well-acted, beautifully told story.  What started as a mess ended with some young Pitt, Laura getting 2.5 hours of sleep and Crosby finally being quiet.  I thoroughly enjoyed my first installment of Crosby's masterpiece theater.  Hopefully next time the show time will not begin at 3 am.

The next morning, a little groggy but still flyin'

1 comment:

  1. This is why you baby-wear...and why many people co-sleep. :)