Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Operation Baby Phobia

Biggs is still coming to terms with life as a big brother.

By "coming to terms" I mean he's crying on average about 3 hours a day and refusing to be in the same room with Effie whenever possible.

He isn't jealous of the baby.

He's quite simply completely and utterly freaked OUT by the baby.

And, I suppose, when the parents you love are snuggling and constantly carrying around your own personal version of the boogeyman, life is something to cry constantly about.

So, we're working on helping Biggs overcome his baby phobia.

Requirements: 

1.  A sleeping baby.  The baby MUST be asleep and unlikely to erupt in terror-inducing squawks or gurgles.

2.  Cheetos Puffcorn.  Yes, for those keeping track, Cheetos puffcorn is disqualified by Biggie's food allergy list due to more than one ingredient.  But desperate times call for desperate measures.  So we're letting neurosis trump nutrition for now.

3.  A kitchen table from which the Biggs cannot make a speedy escape.

So far we're making a fair amount of progress.  Biggs sat for nearly 7 whole minutes beside Effie while he zoned out on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  He never technically LOOKED at Effie, although he knew she was in that box beside him.

And, he never technically TOUCHED Effie.  He only munched puffcorn if I held it out for him.

But he was definitely dry-eyed and in the same room as Effie. 

So yahoo for baby steps.  At this rate Biggs may be making eye contact with the kid before she heads to kindergarten.

Hip.  Hip.  Hooray.

13 comments:

  1. I hear ya Biggs, babies are weird. However, at this rate there is no way you'll have to help with diapers and such! Genius!

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  2. oh gosh dying laughing. I bet he ends up being her biggest fan when the shock wears off :)

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  3. Poor guy! Maybe you can dip her in yogurt!

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  4. "when the parents you love are snuggling and constantly carrying around your own personal version of the boogeyman" ....Laughed like crazy! Poor little guy! Yes, she looks absolutely adorable, I mean terrifying!

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  5. Oh man, you are brilliant and Biggs (and Effie and Pudge of course) are SOOOOOOO lucky to have you as parents. Creative to boot! Pretty neat trick!

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  6. I'm pretty sure that little boy is the cutest thing this world has to offer. :o)

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  7. I'm pretty sure that little boy is the cutest thing this world has to offer!

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  8. Aww I agree with Patti...soon he will be her biggest fan. :)

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  9. God bless him, just bring Effie over here to live! That will totally solve Biggs' issues. LOL

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  10. He is so cute! Keep us posted. When there's a picture of Biggs holding Effie we'll know he's arrived!

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  11. Maybe once he realizes she won't eat him he will like her more? Crossing my fingers.

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