October 6th, 2008


Come and see our sprog!

Barring disasters, Sharon, Lex, and I should be in Melbourne from sometime Friday. We might make it to the MSFC but it's not super likely.

However, we will be staying in Noble Park, at Sharon's dad's place. And we figure if we've driven 650+km with an infant, you buggers can bloody travel the last 20! :-)

You'll be able to catch us there until about 3pm on Sat 11th, and we'll be there all day Sunday. After that we leave for Cohuna on Monday or Tuesday (or Wednesday if we're feeling tired). So if you don't catch us on the weekend, you might catch us after that, but don't count on it.

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Things New Parents Should Know #15 - Psychic Powers

There's no doubt about it, children have a sixth sense. Not a "I see dead people" sixth sense, or a "Here are the tattslotto numbers," sixth sense, or even a "You're going to die!" sixth sense, but they have something, all the same.

It is how they know, when in the deepest, most solid sleep, that you're having sex or masturbating, even if it's at the other end of the house. And so choose that time to wake and start crying. We haven't experienced this yet, but have it on good authority.

It is how they can tell you're in your nice, expensive, going-out clothes, and will choose that moment to vomit all over them. We haven't experienced that one either, though we have had Lex vomit all over himself just as we got him out to the car.

It is how they know when you're just sitting down to eat, or to watch something, and decide to wake and need instant attention.

Lex has the uncanny ability to completely sleep through and ignore Sharon doing all sorts of noisy stuff. But should Sharon try to lay down for a sleep or rest, he will wake and want attention. He does the same thing when she eats.

They do not grow out of this, their targeting system shifts slightly from 'annoyance' to 'embarrassment.'

It is how you explain their capacity, in later years, to unerringly find your vibrator and bring it out to show when your maiden aunt is visiting. "Look, a rocket!" they will proudly proclaim while making whooshing noises.
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