I hope my child looks back on today, and remembers a Mum who had time to play
There will be years for cleaning and cooking, but children grow up when we are not looking
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, cause babies grow fast, much to our sorrow
So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep
(Song for a Fifth Child)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pimp My Crib

That's what June Bug's been doing for the last few months. He took it upon himself to "distress" his crib and I had no idea to what degree, until yesterday. There aren't words.

I swear I purchased a new crib contrary to the picture. It's all the mad work of a teething little woodchuck.

In the months before the holidays we merrily sang  "All I want for Christmas are my two front teeth."  Well June Bug got his wish times three for a total of six teeth, two miserable nights of zero sleep, and a million tears from both a pained June bug and an exhausted Mama Bug. But in the came and cute they were.

June Bug has a new smile and Mama Bug a whole new game: avoiding the bite. June Bug has yet to learn that hugs and kisses do not involve teeth. If you look closely at my right arm in this post, you can see where I lost a battle.

So while I'm fairly certain I own every teething toy on the market, including the famously expensive and notorious Sophie the Giraffe, he still prefers gnaw on iPhones, cords, and furniture.  Lucky for me and my little woodchuck Shabby Chic is a la mode and he loves brushing his teeth, keeping them a pearly white despite any wood varnish that may or may not have been ingested.

I swear he thinks this is fun!


  1. Nora does the same thing on her crib. :) I attribute it to her having a "big brother" who is a dog.

  2. My little brother took CHUNKS off of the railings of his crib and my mom's rocking chair the first year of his life. We used to call him the woodchuck too! And to make it more embarrassing my parents had borrowed the crib from a friend and at one point they wanted it back!! My dad had to sand and restain, etc.. to try and make it look decent :)