Monday, November 07, 2005

Only he can get away with it

There's something about babies, huh? Well, your own baby. Today, John M. had his second flu shot and on the way home, he was a little cranky. It's a long ride back from Baton Rouge, with traffic, close to an hour. He was whiney and just generally not a happy camper. My mom had brought him to B.R. to meet me and had packed 3 'noopies' (that's a pacifier to you non-noopie-sayers) and 2 bottles of milk. John's 2 favorite things in the world. I gave him one noopie. Boom, on the floor it went. 1 bottle. Splat, on the floor it went. Second noopie. Whee . . across the car. Intentionally. That 'Uh-OH'! said by John didn't fool me. Second bottle dripped across his forehead and nose. I'm really pretty irritated by this time. Third and final noopie. Last chance for any peace and quiet. I'm saying a silent prayer that this works. I'm really, really annoyed by now. I turn around and he gives me his 'smiling' eyes and his little grin that I can only see the corners of, because the noopie blocks the rest. Those smiling eyes make me light up inside. That little sucker, he could scream and cry the whole way back and that one smile had me. That's not fair. But that's the way it is.

9 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I've always heard them called "binkies"

DaniGirl said...

Ooo, a new word for pacifier! Noopie, eh? I've also heard soo, soocie, dummy, binky, and nuk.

Sounds like John is just like Simon - if it weren't for the adorable smile and the twinkling eyes, I'd've buried him in the backyard months ago!!

Cindy N. said...

What a little cutie, I just want to 'eat'em up!' I think we used to call them a nooney, or a plug! LOL

Mullet46 said...

Remember that 70's song, "You Light Up My Life"?? That's John M. (past and present)

Mary Tsao said...

He reminds me a lot of my T. Sometimes (even when he's being horrible) I want to say, "Don't grow up!" Even the bad stuff is so sweet...

I think they have us wrapped around their little fingers!!

chesneygirl said...

Sounds JUST like my son!!!

And as hard as it is I try not to let it get to me too much cause in 17 years I'm gonna want it all back again!!

Sarah said...

What a cutie!

We say binkie around here, LOL!

Most Precarious said...

Such a beautiful boy! Tell Emma I said thanks for the comment and am working on uploading a picture for her of trophies and medals to email to you.

Kether said...

He is just so cute!