< Upheaval: Room with a view

Monday, October 03, 2005

Room with a view

"Are you ready to go to bed?"

"Uh, huh. You?"



Daniel and I stand at the foot of our bed, staring at a tiny black and white television screen. We are both in our pajamas. It is late and Dillon is asleep. The problem is that he is sleeping in his own room, in his crib for the first time. Thanks to technology, and my sister, we have a video monitor that enables us to watch him.

"Do you think we can hear him?"

"Of course. See the lighted display that shows how much noise he is making?"

"Well... go in there and whisper, then come back in here and I will tell you what you said."


"Okay. Well, turn the volume up."

The volume on the little monitor is so loud that it sounds like a tsunami at the foot of our bed.

"Well, I guess we better go to bed."


Neither one of us move for a long time. By the next morning, Dillon is happy and well rested. Daniel and I peer at each other through red-rimmed eyes and say "Let's move that monitor into the living room. It is too hard to watch while we are sleeping."


Blogger Princess21 said...

LOL! How totally cute are you guys!!!

mebueom! me blue moon!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Adorable! :) And that's exactly why I have NOT registered for the video baby monitor. I would seriously be waking up every five minutes throughout the night just to watch the baby. LOL :) The temptation would just be too great for me, so we decided to avoid it all together and just go with that lights and sounds monitor thingy (yes, I believe that is the technical term).

11:00 AM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Those monitors are soo loud! But after a while, you won't be able to go to sleep without the noise!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

hahaha...phase I of parental insanity complete...

11:07 AM  
Blogger jes said...

amanda! this is such a cute story! i would totally buy one of those, even without a child! just to watch what was happening on my balcony, or out in the street, or anywhere! so fun.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

it is really cool. like a nanny cam. and the quality is really good, so i can even do that neurotic breathing-check thing from another room!

cnxlyn: cannot stop lying!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Kinda hard to sleep with one eye open huh?


8:10 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

I thought this was so funny! Now that we are on number 4 I just sleep! Oh how I remember when Jake our first was born and it was exactly what you described!

9:36 PM  

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