Things fall apart

January 31, 2009 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

Mr. Clean (Pablo to you)

Mr. Clean (Pablo to you)

Our visiting nurse came today to peek at the boys, get them naked and throw them on the thousand-dollar scale she carries with her like a prized antique violin. It turns out the boys are busting out all over. Sit down as I report their current weights. Satchel, 8 lbs. 1 oz; Levi, 9 lbs, 1 oz.; and the man known as Tiny (but also sometimes known as Little Otik), Pablo, weighed in at a startling 10 lbs, 7 oz. What’s more, in her presence the boys were following shakers with their eyes, seeming more alert than ever previously, as if they wore their newly minted measurements as badges of entry into the world of the conscious. We kept them up a good long while (but never – for it is LAW – longer than two hours) and then watched them sink dreamily into their soft crib, emitting such powerful cuteness as I sang them down that for a moment it was uncertain that some subsequent joy could ever supplant this sublime parental moment.

We let them sleep until they started singing, which turned out to be more or less on schedule. But then we did it again, after the baths (evidence of which you see above), and they went a good four hours, and were mostly flop-dolls when they came to, to boot. Now they are down again, and we’re casting aside the schedule for the time being to see what sort of hours they might like to keep, given their druthers.  Alertly and unscheduled, we are sailing into the great unknown with our little roly polies. There’s the signpost up ahead, next stop, anarchy! Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy weekend.


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