there are certain times where i find myself dead glad we don't yet have children.
mostly it's when we encounter any of the following:
screaming kids at the grocery store.
screaming kids at the library.
screaming kids at the movie theatre.
screaming kids in church.
screaming kids in a public bathroom.
screaming kids in an elevator.
so basically, it's the screaming.
and when i hear it, i feel glad in my heart that that parent isn't me.
and i can walk away and find a quiet place without any remorse.
because there's just something so unappealing about a screaming child.
they're inconsolable, and completely irrational.
and i know that sounds bizarre. {i mean who actually expects babies to be rational.}
but it's so unsettling to experience a crying baby without any ability to make it stop.

but there are also certain times when i long to have children.
'cause let's face it, despite all that screaming they are cute! and really funny!
and there's just something about babies.
they introduce a joy different from other joys.
and the babies you'll see in this video clip are about as cute as they come.
and about as funny as they come.
and watching this video makes me want to reach in and pick up each and every one of these infants and take them home and keep them forever.
{obviously i can't 'cause that would be kidnapping. and impossible.}

but watch this and see if you just don't wish you could!
It's a trailer I saw over at you are my fave.
and i love documentaries.
this one follows 4 babies from the 4 corners of the globe.
rural mongolia; tokyo, japan; san fransisco, usa; and namibia.
it follows them all through their first year of life.
i think it looks both fascinating and adorable.


  1. oh leah! lol that trailer was so cute. I have to tell you, when you become a mother those crying fits kind of become muted....and that's coming from me....the lucky one. Dalton (normally) only cries when he is hungry or tired, and sometimes when he is wet/stinky.

  2. i remember feeling that excact same way. But once you have a little one i always say they take a small piece of your heart when they are born, i never look forward to the screaming fits, as my kids have there fair share.... usually staggered so it can be a constant for a good chunk of the day...LOL. Its funny i am reading this book about stopping temper tantrums relating to toddlers as 'little cave men' (hilarious no?) and how obsurd it is to try and talk to them like an adult...pretty eye opening! Anyways...do you have any plans for little ones?

  3. dead glad = dead right!

    except sometimes i want a baby, mostly because i want to dress something up. i drag my husband into this particularly frou frou childrens store in fashion place mall whenever we are there just so i can get "ideas."

    maybe i should ask for a doll for christmas.

    also the documentary looks really cool.

  4. kera, i can't tell you how happy i am to hear that! i will hold on to that little ray of hope for a maternal mute! :)

    and jenny, i think everyone must feel the same way pre-children right?! i'm happy to know that that will change once they arrive. and you have me intrigued on your parenting book, what is it called?

    oh mercedes, i'm glad we have this in common. at times i feel like i want children for all the wrong reasons. like really cute clothes. and an adorable nursery. or just using the word nursery. it's all very enticing! a doll would perhaps be a quieter substitute. but could you get away with decorating a nursery for one?! hmmm...

  5. sorry for the delay. The parentiing books are the "happiest baby on the block' And 'Happiest Toddler on the block" series. I also read 'becoming Baby Wise" which saved my sanity with my first child, although a year late. LOL. If your not planning on kids for a while i would read them while your not exhausted preggo, or exhausted with a newborn!


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