Most nights I grab about three or four hours of sleep. No, not because my son is especially fussy, or because I suffer from chronic insomnia. It’s just a condition that manifested itself four or five years ago and never resolved (it makes for lots of writing time, so it’s not all bad). Because I’m always awake when my son’s done with his four or five o’clock feeding, I bring him into the living room so we can hang out and my wife can catch a few more hours of sleep. Usually he sleeps and I write, but I still think it’s a bonding experience.
BUT the other night I brought him in to the living room and he just wasn’t having it. He was as fussy as ever. He’d been fed, changed, burped, cuddled, swaddled, un-swaddled, rocked, walked, positioned and repositioned a dozen times, and yet I just could not get him back to sleep, or even to stop fussing.
In a last ditch effort I decided to see if my good friend, YOUTUBE could appease him a bit.
I logged on, pulled up my favorites, and hit the play button on Britney Spears’s “I WANNA GO” music video *ahem* somehow Britney Spears’s “I WANNA GO” music video started playing and … silence. Sure the video might not be appropriate for a 1 month old (dang, it’s already been a whole month), but he was mesmerized. Then I played the UBER famous Romanian (Moldovian?) pop song by O-ZONE “Dragosta Din Tei” which is more commonly referred to as the “NUMA NUMA” song.
Once again, silence. He loved it! Not that I can blame him, that song rocks!
I tried a number of other songs, and he fussed. Britney and O-Zone were the only ones he was interested in hearing.
I couldn’t be more proud!