No. That is not Childhood Calling. Quite the opposite really. That is the sound of old age slowly creeping up on you. Creeping because it s-l-o-w-l-y rears it’s ugly head as you age alongside your children, but not creeping like in a quiet kinda way. That snap, crackle, pop of every joint in your body can be very, very loud- at all the wrong times.
You’ve been there – the cavernous, quiet of your baby’s room- a sleeping little angel in your arms while you glide away their tears and captivating stares. The lullabies are played out, the humidifier drones into the background and it’s transition time. The ultimate challenge is before you – can you do it? Can you lay that little angel down in their crib without them knowing you’re headed for a little TV time? You brace yourself. Get ready to get off that glider. And POP- there goes your hip and then SNAP- it’s your knee coming in for the one-two punch and then CRACKLE- the sound of your ankle wakes the little angel and you’re down for the count. Transition failure.
Thanks “ride-the-mommy-pony” game, thanks college sports, thanks thirties. You’ve woken up my child and now I’m missing Grey’s…
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