On most nights, things go just one way. Things will either be cool, or they will suck, all the way through. Maybe it’s different for you, but for me, that’s how it goes. Some nights, however, are like a roller coaster, with wild ups and downs. I had a night like that last week. The only thing was, on this night, there was only one up and one down. The up was so awesome and the down was so crappy.
My wife and I were laying in bed, with Baby E asleep between us. We were watching Family Feud on GSN (if you haven’t seen the Steve Harvey episodes of Family Feud, you’re missing out. They’re very entertaining). As I was watching, I was doing what everyone does when they watch game shows: I was playing along.
It gets to be the end, when he asks five questions in a row, and after he reads the third question, the awesome thing happened. The question was: Name something in your house that has a crack in it. They always say that you should answer with the first thing that pops into your head. So, I answered, “My ass.”
Right after I said that, just as Mrs. Revis is about to shake her head at me, Baby E starts laughing…..in her sleep.
I know it’s not what I said that made her laugh, but the timing of it was so perfect. My wife and I had to stop ourselves from laughing because we didn’t want to wake her up. We got ourselves under control and we all went to sleep. That’s when the crappiness happened.
At 5 in the morning, I’m awakened by Mrs. Revis. She said she needed help with Baby E. Baby E had just got done throwing up. It’s bad enough when they drink formula and spit it up, but she’s on solid foods now, so it was twice as unpleasant to clean. After I cleaned it up, and Mrs. Revis got done changing her and cleaning it off of her, Baby E looked so miserable. I hate it when she’s like that. When your child is sick, it hurts because you will do anything to make them feel better, but you know that there’s nothing you can do to make them feel better. I’m pretty sure that one of the levels in Hell is like that.
So, to sum up, the night started off as 33 grams of awesome, but ended up being 33 grams of suck.