Wednesday, June 9, 2010

How to care for a baby...Sprout Style

Out of the blue tonight, Big Sprout piped up from the backseat.

"You know, mom, I think every family should have a baby that stays a baby.  You know, like, it never grows up, and it just stays cute."

Chuckling through my response, "Oh really, you think so.  You do know, honey, that babies are a lot of work."

"Oh, I know that, but I know the baby basics," he smugly replies.

"I see.  That's interesting," I drive on.  "I am curious though...what do you think the baby basics are?"

"Oh, you know.  You have to feed them and then you have to decide the right time to put them to sleep..."

"Wait, wait, you need to write these down for me," I say as I frantically search for a piece of paper. (I wish I didn't feel like I was always frantically searching for a piece of paper) "I want a copy of this," still rummaging,  "but I'm driving."  I hand back a folded piece of paper and a pen.  The following is the scribbled list of "How to Care for a Baby" by Big Sprout. (I am transcribing exactly the way he has it written)

1. feed
2. right time to sleep
3. help them burp
4. Ki says if you play hockey with the baby you have to take it easy
5. change diper
6. stress
7. play
8. LOVE!!!

I guess he does indeed have the least on paper.


  1. My boy told me recently that the most important things in life are "food, water, babies and parties." They do indeed seem to have the basics down :). (And I too am always searching for a piece of paper!)

  2. I like the stress part, that's hilarious!
    Great post!

  3. That is SO adorable! I agree with TV's Take, at least your Big Sprout is wise enough already to know there is some stress involved. Ha, ha!

    I was just talking about babies with my oldest and I commented that "Hey, I'm the same age as Kelly Preston (John Travolta's wife), maybe we should have another baby, too...NOT!" We'll just come visit yours. ;o)


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