Monday, June 07, 2004

I knew this would happen

Over the weekend we assembled the baby's bassinette (really the basket off a baby swing), which has previously held seven other Richmond babies. We have it in position beside where I sleep so I can practice not tripping over it at night.

I find myself looking over at it as I pass and wondering, "Hey! Where did I put the baby?" Then I remember that I have not actually given birth yet, and thus cannot possibly have misplaced the baby.


Anonymous said...

True enough...there can be an advantage to having the baby where you can always find it. Of course, there are other advantages later not having to carry the baby around by yourself all the time. - Juliana

Deontologist said...

Very scary.

Perhaps the government should have a "baby posession" license complete with a test. Maybe even a physica "find the baby" test.

Over here please for your instructions people. Do you hear the wailing noise? (sign language interpreter of wailing provided for the hearing impaired) OK. For this part of the test you have twenty minutes to locate the noise and find the baby.If you can lose a baby given its current location, just imagine how often the baby will be misplaced when it is not part of your body!

I repeat, scary.

Queen of Carrots said...

Well, there is a story about the lady who had her first child at the age of 60. Her friends came by afterwards to visit. The new mother greeted them warmly and told them that everything had gone well. Naturally they all wanted to see the baby.

"In a few minutes," the mother said.

So they sat around and visited for half an hour or so and finally one of the friends said, "Can't we see the baby now?"

"Should be any minute now," the mother said.

"What are you waiting for?"

"I have to wait until it cries. I forgot where I put it."