Monday, May 3, 2010

The good, the bad, and the baby... a Dani guest post.

Hi everybody, Dani here. I thought I would fill you in on all that's been going on at my house. First, my mommy left. She just left me and daddy for almost a whole week. It made me sad. She came back, though. And she's been home with me and daddy and it's fun to spend so much time with her.
She also brought something home with her. A baby. I'm not sure what I think about this yet. So far, it seems like it's a lot more work for me, and to be honest, I'm not sure I'm seeing the upside.

When mommy first got home, she tried to hide the baby from me but I found her. Mommy's not very good at hiding things. Well, I guess she hid this baby in her belly for a long time, so maybe she's okay at hiding some things. See, I found her in the crib.

It wasn't hard to find this baby because I just had to listen for the crying.

The baby's not very much fun. All she does is sleep all the time. And, I have to be on my best behavior. I'm not supposed to touch her, or rock her swing for her. Sometimes when daddy's not looking I rock it anyway though. Don't tell daddy, but she likes it when I rock it really fast. I tried to show daddy where the baby's eyes were, and her nose, but he told me not to poke her. I tried to show him I could do it gently but he wouldn't let me. Meanie.
It's not fair because she gets to have as many bottles as she wants. And, daddy and mommy hold her practically all the time. Mommy won't even lift me up--she says her belly hurts and she can't but I think the baby just made her lazy. And daddy, he's all like "no", "no", "no" whenever I do anything fun. Even the kitty won't play with me anymore...he hides upstairs all the time. I don't blame him.
Anyway, this baby's name is Tori. She doesn't answer when I try to talk to her...seems kinda stuck up to me.
There are a couple of good things about having a new baby in the house. I get to watch TV. Mommy and daddy let me watch Sprout lots, and I sing and dance with Elmo and the Wiggles. Also, lots of people come to visit and play with me! Even the visitors know I'm way more fun than the baby is.
Today, after lunch, mommy let me put the baby on my lap. She's really little. And red. And squirmy. And warm. Not that cute though. I looked at my baby pictures and I was way cuter than she is. I'm just a cute kid, what can I say.
Having a baby around is hard work. I have to help get things for mommy, like diapers and blankets. (Why did I ever show them I understood what they were saying?) I have to spin the mobile in the crib so the baby won't cry. It's hard work. I think I'm going to have to negotiate an allowance, because I guess I have to train this baby--I'm going to teach her to be just like me. But since she's the little sister, she has to do whatever I say. Them's Dani's rules.

I'm hoping that the baby will be able to play with me soon. She sleeps more than the cats. Boooooring.

Mommy says I have to take a nap now. Bye bye!

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