July 29, 2009

It's the busy season!


I miss writing all my myriad complaints here and hearing all your feedback--but these last few weeks have been absolute mayhem in every way. Good mayhem, but mayhem nonetheless. So a quick hello and how are you and I promise to get something a little more substantial out in the next few days. All this work has got to be good fodder for a post or two!

So I'll leave you with this bit of insight on communication--and non-verbal communication, at that:

Mommy rolls over onto her side.
Baby isn't happy.
Baby kicks Mommy a good one in the ribs.
Mommy rolls back over the other way.
Baby flutters feet in happiness.

Lasts all of 5 seconds and gets the message across crystal clear. And for free! Maybe we can learn something from the utter simplicity and straightforwardness of a tiny (well, Bump's predicted at 8 pounds, so let's say "smallish") unborn with no vocabulary to form thought, but all the capacity to get their point across.

6 comments:

  1. Is that communication or manipulation? Get used to it. Remember, once "Bump" is born, you will have to deal with him/her PLUS all the other stuff in your life. He/she will have 24/7 to learn how to manipulate you. Through verbal and non-verbal communication, and anything else that comes to mind.

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  2. Dang, Rob--I was trying to make a point about communication and you've gone and given me more to worry about! : 0

    Although--manipulation is communication, too!

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  3. Sorry, in a little bit of a mood today. Don't get me wrong. It was a beautiful, sweet observation. And don't worry about what I say. it will be a wonderful experience for all. Good luck.

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  4. I'm still under the illusion that all will go smoothly for 18 years!

    Right...?

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  5. Well, mine is almost 27. It didn't turn out anything like I had hoped. We couldn't be more different. I would say from the start: don't set expectations too high, love him (or her) and yourself very much, and roll with it. They are truly their own people. Hell, maybe I'm in a bit of mood today, too. Congratulations, by the way. :)

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