Saturday, November 19, 2011

Our Kids Are Weird

Our babies have all needed a little help getting to sleep and being soothed in their newborn days.

But that's not what makes them weird.

While most normal parents (I assume) are gently rocking their babies to heartbeat therapy or lullabies, we are bouncing and jiggling ours on our knees while they peacefully nod off to things like this:

or most recently, this:

Three of our four kids have drifted off to that Michigan State drumline.  It works almost every. time. 

Not white noise. Not classical piano, or singing, or shushing.

Oh those things might work sometimes.  But when we mean serious business, we break out the loud, (sometimes annoying), rhythmic gems o' youtube.  

And in moments - I kid you not - our babies are out like a light.

I told you they were weird.

How do you put your babies to sleep?


Kristin said...

We shall see! :)

Michelle said...

Rachel: dancing around and singing to her as loud as possible, the same song over and over and over and over.
Lauren: put herself to bed!
Emilee: patting her on the back, lighter and lighter while singing (the same song over and over ad nauseum) quieter and quieter until she was asleep.