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Sneaking away….

February 8, 2012

I am going to make this quick as I only have limited time on my hands.  I have just realized that I may have mastered the art of sneaking away from a sleeping baby!  This takes an immense amount of skill and strength, if you don’t know why, well then you have never tried sneaking away from a sleeping baby.  Example:  Baby is awake, so you lay next to them.  You close your eyes to encourage them to close their eyes as well.  You lay absolutely still awaiting the moment when the baby’s eyes close.  The little hand twitches and you know it is then possibly safe for you to make your first move.  You start to slowly put one foot towards the ground but the darn bed squeaks and the baby’s eyes open…hold that leg, don’t let the bed squeak anymore.  (See this is where the strength comes in!)  Once the eyes close again you proceed, moving each limb slowly and steadily like you are doing tai chi.  You are now in standing position but you just stare at the little one for a moment to ensure they don’t wake again.  Then you creep slowly, like a burglar in the old movies you know up on your toes,   praying the whole way that you don’t hit that one creak in the floor.  Once you reach the door frame you are home free.  You do a silent cheer and then move on!

And take a guess at why I was doing all of this sneaking?  Of course to get a little writing time to myself!

Enjoy your day!


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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2012 9:14 pm

    lol, my husband and I like to phase it, “Quite as a ninja.”

    Good luck with your writing Jodi :)

  2. February 8, 2012 9:52 pm


  3. February 8, 2012 10:12 pm

    Been there! :) I thought you were going to go the other way – your eyelids droop with the baby’s and the strength required is to not just drift off with him/her :) Hope you get lots of writing done!

  4. February 8, 2012 10:15 pm

    Oh how I remember those days. It’s a great workout…as tough as holding any yoga pose.

  5. February 8, 2012 11:18 pm

    I can so relate to this even with my bigger babies :)

  6. Julie permalink
    February 8, 2012 11:25 pm


    • Julie permalink
      February 8, 2012 11:25 pm

      by the way, lovely banner of flowers!

  7. February 9, 2012 2:32 am

    Awesome! I know those moves well.

  8. February 10, 2012 3:04 am

    Cute post! I remember those days well, although my “baby” is now 23 and living on his own…;0)

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