Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cry Cry Cry

I'm starting to really envy my baby. Not because she gets fed on demand, mind you, and not because she can relieve herself whenever and wherever she likes (although that's nothing to sneeze at).

No, what I've really come to admire about young Apple Rosebud, and all babies, I suppose, is the ability to scream and cry at anything that doesn't suit her. Clothes, baby formula, a toy, sleep -- it doesn't matter. If she doesn't like it, if it doesn't immediately suit her at that very moment, she can shriek to the point of choking herself. She turns the color of a radish, the tip of her tongue wagging as if responding to a snake charmer, while she squeezes out teardrops larger than her thumbs.

If it weren't so ear-piercingly horrific, the sight really would be kind of fascinating.













Nevertheless, such episodes have really made me yearn for the ability to throw a balls-out, full-scale, no-ifs-ands-or-buts tantrum whenever something doesn't exactly suit my fancy. Just think of all the business meetings you could avoid, all the lengthy waits that could be chopped in half, all the family gatherings that could be aborted once touchy issues were brought up.

It would be paradise.

7 Comments:

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Brit said...

Just wait another 40 years — then you'll be elderly, confused, toothless, wearing diapers and throwing tantrums again.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger LilRed said...

Or, you could opt for Will Ferrell's idea. In an interview last year with Barbara Walters, he said he wished he could throw up on demand. He marveled at all of the things he could get out of if only he could vomit on cue.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Dr. Pants said...

"Nevertheless, such episodes have really made me yearn for the ability to throw a balls-out, full-scale, no-ifs-ands-or-buts tantrum whenever something doesn't exactly suit my fancy."

You want to be a Republican?

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Larry Mondello said...

Chase.. better she cry to express herself than start blogging!!! (like Dad)

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Greta McInerney-Spinoza said...

I wonder, when do babies grow out of this phase? Do they ever?

 
At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doctor's orders: Go with that feeling:

Cry, Cry, Cry
Dr. BLT's Cover of Johnny Cash
words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT
http://www.drblt.net.music/crycrycry.mp3

Bruce
aka dr. BLT

 
At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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