Thursday, August 09, 2007

Pachelbel Bedtime

This brought a smile to my face, though not because my children are hard to put down to bed--they've always been good at that, but still, the theme of this song has a familiar ring, probably because it's been a hectic week. (Via Jonah Goldberg.)



Blogger Elizabeth said...

Gotta love the middle of the night stares. :)

I'm amused that the daughter had to sneak into the camera's view.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Yes, that might be the best part.

9:06 AM  
Blogger gcotharn said...

Hi Nancy! a classic. thanks for it. I, also, loved the daughter and the wife walking in at the end. You can tell, watching the daughter, when the wife makes a face at her, and she smiles in response.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

my children are hard to put down to bed

My niece and nephew are that way too. I got a taste of life with kids when they stayed with me last week. I don't know how y'all do it.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

"I don't know how y'all do it. "

Neither do we Mike, neither do we.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

gcotharn, you ever check out The Festering Swamp? It's where lockstep Cathyites hang out!

Mike, I don't know how you feel about this, but I think sleep is precious, not only for me, but for the kids. After my kids were born, they were both in their own rooms by 3 months, primarily because I couldn't sleep with a baby making all that racket. They do fuss in their sleep, but it wouldn't help them to learn to go back to sleep on their own if I reached for them every time I heard a sigh, hence they slept in the room next to mine. (My super mom ears could still hear them sigh, however.)

The other thing is I'm very selfish about adult time, so bedtime is bedtime. Besides it's healthy for the kids who need between 11 and 13 hours of sleep a day at this point in their lives.

7:04 AM  
Blogger gcotharn said...

Thx. I bookmarked it. I'll check in once in a while. I enjoyed Cathy's comment section, but I really enjoyed Cathy. I thought she was a really good writer, and she was gutsy, and she made me laugh. I used to super-fast skim her comments section, as mostly it was not my cup of tea. Once in a while, I would dive into it with some of my own comments.

Something else which was amazing about Cathy: she emailed me back a couple of times - even though I don't write well, and am not a beautiful person who lives in L.A., and wasn't really expecting email from her.

Reading her articles, and her blog, I felt I knew her ... um... a decent bit. I knew a bit about how her mind worked, and a bit about her sense of humor, and a bit about some of her opinions. In a particular, cyber fashion: Cathy Seipp was my friend. Writing something like this comment, I am reminded that I miss her. I don't mourn an oceanful, but I mourn a definite thimbleful. Which, is kinda funny, really - but is definitely true.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Mike, I don't know how you feel about this, but I think sleep is precious, not only for me, but for the kids.

I agree. There's no such thing as too much sleep, especially where kids are concerned. They need more of it than adults to get by day to day.

Nothing wrong wioh being selfish about adult time either! :)

12:31 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

she emailed me back a couple of times

She emailed me out of the blue once too. Someone was trying to beat me up in her comments section and she wanted to make sure I was ignoring that person.

- even though I don't write well,


7:29 AM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

The person trying to beat you up must've been Donna B.

10:29 AM  

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