Monday, January 07, 2008


I am sad to report that our Marcus has been stolen by the faeries and has been replaced with a really tall, strikingly good-looking, changeling.

The proof:

1) Saturday morning, Chris called me at work to report that "our son" had eaten for breakfast: an entire bagel (presumably with cream cheese), TWO bananas, twelve grapes, and a piece of string cheese. MY child is not quite 22 months old and could not possibly be able to eat that much food without stuff coming out his ears. Clearly, faerie magic is at play.

2) He is going down the stairs not ONLY independently, but standing up and REFUSING any help offered to him.

3) He woke up this morning around 4am very upset because he was not actually sleeping and wanted very much to be so. I picked him up to put him in my lap and rock him to sleep. He didn't fit. Legs and arms were everywhere and his head was at my eye level. After much struggle, we found a semi-comfortable way for him to put his head on my shoulder with his legs dragging the floor while I rocked. (That's a slight exaggeration, but only slight).

So there is the evidence... submitted for your approval. And the worst part? I don't think I'm ever going to get my baby back. *sigh*


Jason said...

Growth Spurt! Stock up on protein.

Sophie said...

Sounds to me like it's time to make another one!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, since you and Jessey are doppelgangers, just have another!

Jessica said...

So true!
I can send fertility vibes to you over the interweb...

Like this~~~~~~~

My Dylan is also changing into a real boy and I hate it.
Luckily, I'm growing a backup baby!

Tonight Dylan was in the bath and I started singing to him and he said "No mommy! No song!"
So sorry to interrupt.
Then I said "Dylan, I love you." and he said "I laa-loo too mommy!"
And I almost cried.

eaf said...

Yeah, there are pluses and minuses about them talking.

And regarding fertility vibes, we hardly need them. But we ain't doing it again.

Well, maybe I'll amend that slightly. Amy, when YOU are having your third, I will consider having my third. Okay? ;-)

Chris said...

Heh. Tonight he had a fit because he wanted grapes and wanted absolutely nothing to do with his fish. He was screaming and slamming his finger down on the plate where the grapes once were. I was struggling with a laughing fit and could not make eye contact with him.

Anonymous said...

Umm, have I ever mentioned the history of twins in my family, most notably my mother? Assuming we ever start, we could be on baby number 3 much faster than you think, so no joking about how you'll consider having a third b/c you think i'll never get there!