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.

3 responses to “The Sound of Desperation”

  1. G'Mom says:

    How on earth could you resist that plea for help? I think you should have sent Riley upstairs…

  2. Kate says:

    Josh wondered if perhaps her calls for Riley stemmed from the Good Dog Carl books, since in the one it shows Carl getting the baby out of his crib! It's not a bad theory, given how much she likes those books!!

  3. Opa says:

    I'm dismayed that she didn't ask for Nana and Papu!

Leave a Reply

Welcome to
Green Around the Edges

Thanks for stopping by! We can all agree that motherhood is a wild ride, full of smiles, tears, and oatmeal in your hair. But when life gets hectic, it's amazing how far you can get with a smile and a few tricks up your sleeve. I hope you leave here with both!


Subscribe to Green Around the Edges via email and get a
daily dose of humor and encouragement delivered right to your inbox.

  • Cast of Characters

    Miss Mouse Kung Fu PandaLittle Bird
  • Archives