Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Baby Makes Me Want to Swear

Inspired by my own advice on Miggy's site, I decided to put Proximo to sleep awake instead of nursing him into oblivion. This was IT, I was steeling myself, he's going to cry it out. Or, at least, cry for a while. We let El Guille cry it out. It took four days. The first day was the worst, he cried for more than two hours. I remember going in an rubbing his back and talking with him every 10 minutes or so. It was terrible, but it worked.
I got ready for the same with Proximo. I put him down and he fussed. I left the room. Gird your loins! We're going to let that baby cry. Proximo let out a few small objections and fell asleep within three minutes. What in the...? I love that baby so much he makes me want to swear. Holy @#$%@#! &%$#!! He ROCKS!

For those of you looking for advice on making your baby sleep through or sleep on his own, don't look this direction. This baby is sleeping and I had nothing to do with it. It's all Proximo. He rocks so hard. Party on!


Other Half: Hey, did you know when you bought my green and blue tie that they matched this shirt and pants so well?

Me: Well, I do try to stick with a specific color palette for you.

OH: You do?

Me: Yeah, that way there’s a chance, albeit a small one, that you’ll match yourself when you leave the house.

OH: Get out.


On the recommendation of Sarah over at Hollywood Flakes, I tried Google Reader.

I love it. If you’ve got more than a couple blogs you check, it’s worth subscribing to them. Reader makes it easy to see when blogs are updated and takes you right to them. I usually take recommendations from Sarah, that’s how I got a fork stuck in my eye. She’s not kidding with that avatar. Thanks a lot, SF.


I was watching a little of that Adam Sandler movie Spanglish the other night. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what bugged me about it when I first saw it. Then it occurred to me: Sandler is supposed to be a chef in the movie. He’s supposed to be a fancy-schmancy chef who’s worked his way up and has a couple of Michelin stars under his belt. The central conceit of the flick is that Sandler can’t communicate to his Spanish-speaking maid/nanny/housekeeper/hottie. I can suspend disbelief for a lot of things: Battlestar Galactica, Amelie, that Clay Aiken is straight. However, a chef in a kitchen that can’t speak Spanish? HOGWASH. A step too far, James L. Brooks, a step too far.


Engineer: martha corinna; Conductor: j. bradley; Restless Riders: norah corinna, lucia louise, j. abram; On the Caboose: tequila the foxdog said...

You're hilarious!

RC Cola! said...

Oh that Proximo, what an awesome baby!

I tried Google Reader for a bit, but I don't know, for some reason I didn't keep using it -I think because from the reader you can read new blogs posts, but you can't really see the "design" of the blog. So you wouldn't know if Sally had changed her background to a bright hideous shade of orange or something.

Maybe that's changed since last I used it though.

Rynell said...

That bugged me too about Spanglish. Seriously--a chef who can't speak a lick of Spanish?
More than a little strange.

Lindsey said...

That baby is juicy delicious. He looks a lot like you--or what I've seen from the pics you and CJane have posted.

Anyway, he's cute and I'm glad he's sleeping for you.

I use Google reader. I hate that you can't comment on the blogs from there. Which I know makes sense. I forget to comment sometimes because I forget which blogs I need to go back to that I've forgotten to comment on. And I get the updates too late sometimes.

Azúcar said...

Linds, that's my biggest complaint too.

That baby looks just like me and my family.

c jane said...

Oh I just really really loved Spanglish. And I hate most movies.

Cindy said...

I knew there was something fishy about that movie...

pflower10 said...

I LOOOOOOOVE that you just said "HOGWASH"

Love it, love it, love it!

b. said...

He is a cute little cuss.

Clay is straight, right?

Azúcar said...

As straight as Lombard street!

Mrs. Bryant said...

Seriously, you better thank your lucky stars that I don't know where you live. Otherwise, I would totally steal that baby of yours in the night while you slept peacefully. Look what you've started with your cute baby-making.

Azúcar said...

E Tu, Mrs. Bryant? I already have to fight off cjane.

Geo said...

There aren't many faces I've seen sweeter than that one.

Do you think it's because he's got a clear conscience?