It Goes With Saying

Hail Caeser!!!

Hail Caeser!!! Don’t be fooled by the soft and cuddly surface. He has plans for us all.

Why do we say “needless to say,” only to follow with the unneeded? [eD note: this is, perhaps, not the most judicious edit of “needless to say,”] I need to say, as of late, I’m exhausted. This might be the cause of my preemptive digression (does that make everything else that follows the real digression?). Focus, eD, this is important.

Our eight-month old, the tyrannical Monarch of House Giuliani, Lord Luca, has made it a hobby to keep us awake for most of the night. In his circles, they call it parent hunting. Anyhow, to make matters even more challenging, I have recently joined my old hockey team and started to work out again. Throw in work travel and jet-lag, recent efforts to stamp “final” on a novel, and I must confess that this (i.e., me) usurped democratic head of state of the former Giuliani Federation, is dogging it.

In fact, on this very day my legs wobble, I’m starved to the point that drool has spotted my tie, I’m desperate for a nap, and I’m distracted by virtually everything.  Other than this post, I’ve been reduced to monosyllabic responses.

Thanks to Lord Luca, I feel like a turtle thrown on its shell.  And that’s the beauty of his transgression, if you could call it that: I’ve never been so close to my son before.  Between the drool, desperation for naps, grunts, and shaky legs, I’m even acting like him.  That’s what I call effective ruling, but that goes without… ooooh look at those shiny buttons.

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Categories: Creative Writing, Dad, Life, Love, Perspective, Rambling, Stream of Conscious

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13 replies

  1. Raising children is a paradox of every essential feeling. You will look back, when Luca is in his twenties, and be so happy you went through all the drool, sleepless nights etc.

  2. Thanks for liking my blog, and I’ve enjoyed yours too.

  3. Ah yes, I remember those long nights. Luckily, our daughter started sleeping in her room, and through the night at five months old. She’s four now. Hang in there. It’ll get better.

    Awesome blog by the way. I’m about to become a follower. 🙂

  4. Hail Caesar! He’s only trying to live up to his name. He’s got to get his own household under iron rule before he can move on to being Monarch of all San Francisco…watch out Emperor Norton!

  5. Ahhh the joys of the first year of parenting! I recall not so fondly those late night cries that demanded my attention. And my frantic rush to get to one before the other one woke up too.

    Yep, twins! And though some say that one twin can cry and the other will ignore it, it seemed that mine missed that memo and would wake within minutes of the other, wanting to party it up like it’s 1999 too.

    Yeah, I threw in a Prince reference there. It’s Friday!

    I like your blog a lot and will now be a follower. Glad to meet you!

    Needless to say…(sorry, couldn’t help myself) it does get better. My twins are now eight and sleep through the night like champs.

    Best wishes to you for a full night of sleep.

    Christi Corbett

    • Love the Prince reference!!! Thank you for this, and for following – really appreciate it.

      I can’t imagine a carbon copy of our little man crawling around! Sometimes, just with the one, I want to ask Why you wanna treat me so bad?

      Okay that is my Prince reference.

      Luckily for me, ours has an incredible mother who would bend iron to make him happy. He is a very lucky kid, and so am I.

      Happy weekend!

  6. Have these words passed your lips as yet? “You’re lucky you’re cute?” Sleep deprevation… ouch! I remember it well, not fondly, but well!!

    • Ha! Yes, I have said that several times! It is true. Maybe that’s why babies are so darn cute – its a survival mechanism. Ours is just simply a bundle of joy, even when he cries. How is that possible?!

      • Confusing isn’t it? From heart break to happiness in a minute, that be parenting. Crying is the earliest form of communication, it’s all they have in the beginning so listening and responding to a cry is communicating on their level. Your instincts are just fine. It’s so great to hear from a Dads POV. But as an impartial and external source…. he is pretty gorgeous!! And I’m a professional!!

  7. Well, I have a theory that sometimes we need to do more than simply say what a purely functional criterion says is necessary. Sometimes we need to prepare people to hear what we say.

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