Friday, May 4, 2007

I'd like to go back to the womb, please

Here's how to experience the world as Eli: First, turn your TV and radio up to full blast. Then stick your head alternately into your freezer and your oven. After that, shine a flashlight into your eyes. Then, hire a giant to jostle you every couple minutes.

What I'm getting at is Elijah is past his sleepy stage and is feeling quite a bit overwhelmed. And the only way he can express himself is by screaming bloody murder. Which isn't as fun at 3am as you'd think. But Diana is being a trooper and I keep stepping out to run imaginary errands.

The harshest part is sometimes Eli just wants to cry. He screams and screams, gets it out of his system and then goes back to sleep and looking like an angel. To experience what it's like to last through a bought of "getting it out of his system," you're gonna need to go to the hardware store and pick up an ice pick and a ball peen hammer.

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