Monday, February 2, 2015

An Easy Answer

If anyone can invent a device that enables a newborn to sleep through the night, they deserve a Nobel Prize. If you can find a way to persuade a baby to sleep at least some at night, that would be quite an accomplishment. The way babies are "engineered" seems to be the moment one or both parents drift into slumber, that is the precise instant that the babies launch the world's loudest crying jag. I think there must be a megaphone in the crib. Yet, during the day, when it is time to interact with grandparents, aunts, or uncles, the baby is sleeping so soundly that there is no way to rouse her, even to eat. I am beginning to think that the human species is meant to be nocturnal. After the constant nighttime caterwauling by the super-loud baby, I see some advantage to being deaf.

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