Sleepless in Sunnyvale
No ! I am not trying to do a rip on the Tom Hanks movie..
Have been going through a tough week at home.
The nocturnal baby is definitely one of gods cruel jokes! She sleeps so peacefully in the morning in spite of the high noise level, high intensity ambient light and all the intense cooking smell that surrounds the house (since we live in heated homes, it is not wise to open the windows and air out the stong spice smell.. your heating bill might double !).
At night, she is up and making all these attention craving noises in spite of nice heating, no smell, low lighting! They say every baby is different. This one might look like the older kid, but behaviour wise, she is far from the first one !
My only solace ? You guessed it.. reading blogs. The little one is very quiet when I have her on my shoulders. So I just put her on my shoulders for almost an hour and keep reading blogs !! This goes on from 10-11AM, 1-2 AM then 3-4AM ..
My uncle used to quote Swami Vivekananda all the time - "Pasiththu iru, thaniththu iru, vizhiththu iru" to get enlightened !(which translates to "be hungry, be alone, be awake" - I dont know if the hungry part refers to "hungry for food" or "hungry for knowledge" ) either way..
I think this must be one of those "all or nothing" ideas. I am awake, I am hungry .. but I am not alone because I have a kid on my shoulder and this is not doing much to improve my current state of things, leave alone enlightenment !!
The only "lightening" that is happening is that my baby burps and poops every time I stare at the screen in the middle of the night with her on my shoulder !
The midnight blogging will continue ...