Sunday, July 12, 2009


If it's one thing that babies can do, it's scrape life down to the bare essentials (eating, sleeping, pooping). Given the ridiculous amount of time that we spend on these essentials, I have recently been impressed with the importance of maintaining our sense of humor. So to that end, I want to record a couple of very funny moments. At least, I thought they were hysterical. We'll see if all you folks operating on more than 3 consecutive hours of sleep have the same opinion.

Several nights ago, Scott and I were in the living room and a show about adoption was on TV. This couple was trying to adopt an 18-month-old Indian boy who had had a trachaeotomy. Because of the trach, he couldn't talk or make noises. It was the weirdest thing to watch him cry pitifully without making a sound. Scott was on the computer and hadn't been watching, so I said, "Hey look, that boy has a trach, so he doesn't make any noise when he cries!" Without missing a SECOND, Scott looks up and says, "How much does that cost?"

And then last night we were entertaining Lily away from fussiness, and started thinking and talking about how tiny her little organs must be. This led us to contemplate her tiny little girl organs, and the fact that she already has all her eggs. And then we made the jump to thinking about Lily having babies. Scott told her very seriously that she was WAY too young to have babies, that she was simply not mature enough. And it was just so funny, sitting there thinking of Lily, who can't take care of herself enough to even know why she's crying half the time, taking care of her own fussy babies. Baby Lily and her teensy little babies, just sitting there crying together.


Vicki said...

Yep, I agree. Pretty hilarious, although I'm not certain I technically fit the "more than 3 consecutive hours of sleep" category.... Humor is good. We loved being with you and Scott over the weekend (oh, and with Lily and Noah, too!! HA!)

Anonymous said...

I slept for about 6 hours straight last night, so I can say with some degree of confidence that you've hit upon humor. And humor is good. I currently get rather annoyed when my Mom's cats meow too loudly from her bedroom while I'm home on the weekends. I can't imagine what it would be like to live with two never-ending noise machines. Humor might be the only things that makes it possible. Besides, if you can't laugh at your family, then, well, you can always laugh at mine. :-)

Erica said...

A sense of humor was the thing that got me through the twins first year. Sometimes I knew that if I didn't laugh, I would cry. The best part was around a year, when the twins started doing things to make me laugh on purpose. You're in for some real fun! Enjoy every moment.

Dad said...

You know, Lisa, Mom and I used to have the very same thought about you when you were Lillian's age -- but we never imagined you having to contend with two at once. But you and Scott are doing a wonderful job. I can't believe how much they've changed in the three weeks since we were there!