Static guard for babies?

29 Jan

You know that stuff you can spray on your clothes so your skirts don’t cling to your legs? Do they make that for babies? I’d so buy it in bulk right now if they did. For real. I mean, I’m an advocate for attachment parenting and all, but sometimes it’s so exhausting and I just need a break. Little z-baby won’t let me out of his sight, I can’t walk away from him, I can’t turn my back to him…cling, cling, cling.

This has been going on for a while now. I try to wear him, but he’s such an active little guy that’s he’s not always cool with that. But it’s not just mindless activity — no walker or  johnny jump up for this kid. It’s all about exploration (with me near, of course) and getting into everything. And I mean everything. We call him “el pulpo” (the octopus) because we’re sure he can’t be doing all that he does with just two hands. Just a typical almost one-year old, I’m sure, but the cumulative effect on me is that, well, I’m just plain worn out.

And today sucked. I spent half of it on the phone dealing with all the stuff I didn’t want to deal with — insurance, work, mortgage. And sig-o did not get the job we thought he had in the bag. It’s rainy and cold and I just feel like crap today. I even cried today, which is saying a lot because I’ve been this stone-cold vacant blob for weeks. Real tears. I couldn’t believe it. So with all of that, the cling has just been too much today. Sig-o is working a double shift tomorrow so I’m home alone all day with baby and not sure how I’m going to deal with the cling tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll get some rest tonight and we’ll get out of the house and spend part of the day out and about. That should help some. Ah, time’s up — the cling is calling…

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2 Responses to “Static guard for babies?”

  1. makemommygosomethingsomething January 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    If you find that static guard…can I have some!! My son had colic for the first 3 months and all I did was carry him around. Even now when he is fussy all he wants is me to lug his 27 pound royal cuteness around on my hip.
    Kimberly

    • danygrl January 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

      Right? Wow, I’m fortunate that we didn’t have to deal with colic. But I would be soooo happy if I could get him to sleep even a little bit in his crib. I might be able to handle the cling when he’s awake better if I didn’t have to deal with it while he’s asleep, too!

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