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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Meaning to the term "Falling Asleep"

Well now I've seen everything! I played with the grand baby for about an hour -- we put little squares into little square holes, lined up her stuffed toys, handed her giraffe back and forth to each other, and played with the remote. I fed her some yummy bananas and custard and part of a bottle, refilled her sippy cup a few times as she loves water, watched while she held onto the dogs ears and gave him hugs and kisses and patted his head into concussion. (I was careful -- didn't let her hurt him -- but he has the patience of Job.) And then she started to fuss. There was no consoling her. I tried. So I put her into her Pack N Play (a small crib, for those of you non-baby peeps), and looked at the clock. It was 12:00 Noon. I made myself busy while she sat up straight and cried, rubbing her eyes. At 12:06 I did a double-take. She was sitting there with her eyes closed, and then she just fell over sideways! I went over to see if she was okay and she was -- and sound asleep! I covered her and did a couple of loads of laundry for my daughter and then read the book I had brought just in case. I have really never seen anything like it!

11 comments:

Cheryl said...

Strange! She went from happy to fussy to falling over asleep like a statue that got knocked over? Wow!

Jay said...

That little shot of NyQuil worked perfectly! ;-)

Purple Flowers said...

How tired was Grandma?

fiwa said...

Poor little punkin! That sounds pretty funny though. She musta been exhausted.

Brad said...

Do you always have that effect on people ?

I am just a little brat this week...

beachgirl said...

I am so glad she was in the crib and not the high chair into the plate of spaghetti. Little ones are so much fun. keep a camera around.
Have an awesome day.
Carol

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

She must have been totally worn out. It's good that she can go to sleep so fast and sleep soundly. Did you get a nap too?

Dear Liza said...

Days like you describe are right smack in front of me, the baby is due in about five weeks. And I can't even begin to imagine it...but I sure can't wait.

I'm certain that you are the best grandma ever.

Hugs, and happy weekend. :)

Palm Springs Savant said...

It's such a blessing that you have her in your life and can spend that kind of time with her. What a treasure Kathy

whimsical brainpan said...

How sweet! All the fun must have worn her right out. :-)

Rich said...

How fun to be a grand parent and you seem to doing a great job, Kathy.

Best from Beantown!!!!