Friday, June 28, 2013

how to wake a baby.

There are some sounds that, no matter how far off or how muffled, will always wake a baby. Some of them make sense; some are pure mystery.

Sounds that will wake a baby every time:

  • Creaky door
  • Creaky floorboard
  • Creaky stairs
  • Creaky knees
  • Silverware on dishes
  • Ice from the fridge ice maker
  • A sneeze
  • Motorcycles
  • Someone honking their horn right in front of your house
  • Someone peeling out right in front of your house (usually the same lovely person as above)
  • A cat meowing
  • Loading or unloading the dishwasher
  • A zipper
  • Velcro
  • Greys Anatomy theme song
  • Applause (from a live cover of a song or radio show or I suppose TV for those of you who have one of those)
  • The sound of unplugging the breast pump shields
  • Turning the pages of a magazine (somehow only magazines and not books...)
  • Opening a carbonated beverage (those requiring a bottle opener fair slightly better than twist off but only by a slim margin)
  • Ice cream trucks
  • Peeing (in a toilet)
  • Scooting a chair to sit or stand
  • Another baby sucking Maggie-style on their pacifier
  • Plastic bags
Am I missing anything?

If you have a baby and want it to stay asleep, these sounds must be strictly avoided or else it's guaranteed to be at least another hour of rocking and humming baby back to sleep for you!!!!

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