Monday, April 14, 2014
There is a button on your body that makes you cry. Where exactly is that secret button? That button is everywhere on your body! No matter where we touch you, it makes you cry. And not just a fussy cry. A gyrating, thrashing, bellowing cry. The kind of crying that requires quite a bit of huffing and puffing beforehand in order to muster enough air. Because your vocal cords are still a bit stunted, you sound like a neighing horse or a rapid fire machine gun. "W-a-a-a---a-a-a-a---a-a-a-a---a-a-a-a."
Strangely, you sleep fairly well and when you get hungry, you fuss politely as if to say, "Ehhhhm, excuse me, isn't there a meal coming soon?"
But when someone presses the button? Or if we stroke the belly? Oh man, that's when the pandemonium begins. I remember in the days after you were born I could see you trying to cry, but failing. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen. I watched and imagined what your voice would sound like. Wondered if I'd ever get to hear it. For that reason, hearing you shriek now doesn't bother me one bit. It makes me smile.