“DON’T TALK TO ME”, I snapped!
I need 20 minutes of quiet to just chill!
I’m completely fried.
I have to decompress… Oh my gosh, my mind is spinning. There’s electricity raging through my body and I have to drive this car and get this kid and I home safely!
It was a bowling event with the Girl Scouts. Erica was in 2nd grade. There were millions of them! Kids EVERYWHERE! The noise, the lights, the music, the worry that I might lose one of them, the incessant questions that started with Rannnndyyy???
As much as I loved being a leader and being involved in scouting with my girls…. That shit can also blow your mind!
Now think about a newborn…
The smells, the sounds, the lights, the people, his parents nerves, the dog, the sister, THE GRANDMA!
The kids mind is blown and he needs to decompress!
You bounce him! (adding more stimulation…)
He cries more!
You walk him into another room! (adding even more stimulation)
He cries continuously!
Dad takes him! (adding more stimulation)
He looses his mind!
You try a bath…. (stimulation OVERLOAD)
He screams his fucking head off!
You cry! (adding more stimulation!)
So what can we do for an over-stimulated baby?
- Relax (well, try to anyway) your baby used to live INSIDE you. He shared your body with you and he responds...Read more