The Sound of Desperation
August 16th, 2010
Have you ever wondered what true desperation sounds like? I heard it last night at 7:17pm.
I had just finished putting an unwilling Mouse to bed and was listening to the baby monitor as she shrieked and moaned and carried on. She does that sometimes — often when she’s overtired. At first, it was just general fuss, but then she started directing her pleas to specific potential saviors.
First it was — “MOMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!“
And finally, “RILEYYYYYYYY!!!”
Yes, she was calling for the dog. That’s what I call desperation. When you try to enlist the help of the family canine — who doesn’t even like you much — to break you out of baby crib prison.