Crazy Little People

Recent Caleb song (to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Are you sleeping
Are you sleeping
Stephen Caleb?
Stephen Caleb?
Power power power
Power power power
God Amen
God Amen

Eli can now eat with a spoon, though he clearly detests this artifice, and thinks we are all idiots for forsaking one of nature’s greatest food-eating tools, the hand. At every meal now he makes a point of flipping some of his food onto the floor out of spite.

He likes to play “Hide My Face.” This amounts to saying “Ah goo!” and then flopping forward to bury his face into some large object, like a pillow. You should try it. As you might imagine, this has entailed some painful lessons about the relative hardness of things. A typical game of “Hide My Face” goes something like this:

“Ah goo!” Plants face on cushion of footstool for five seconds. Looks up. “Heh heh.” Cruises a little closer to my place on the couch. “Ah goo!” Buries face in couch cushion for five seconds. Looks up. “Heh heh.” Takes hold of my leg. “Ah goo!” Plants nose squarely on my knee. Takes two seconds to realize that this hurts. Looks up at me as if I’ve deliberately pulled a Thai-boxing move on him, and bursts into tears of pain and betrayal. I feel bad though I didn’t do anything wrong. Game is officially over.

Comments

  1. Deoxy

    My daughter will be a year old in a week and a half; that sounds just like something she would do (the crying like you hurt her when she did it herself thing).

    It does make me fel guilty, but it’s SOOooo cute (after we make sure she’s not actually injured or something).

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