The Deafening Sound of Silence

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What was that noise??

In the movie Step Brothers – Dr. Doback is so disgusted with Dale (John C. Reilly) and Brennan (Will Ferrell) – He’s forced to make the ultimate final decision.

“We’re putting the house on the market!” he shouts at them.

Brennan is suddenly on high alert, “Is the house haunted?”

I have noticed that when Maddie is out the house – and I’m not tuned into listening for her every move – the house may not seem haunted, but it’s definitely a little creepy.

As a new parent, you are so focused on what the baby is up to at all times, that it’s virtually impossible to turn off your brain. Butttt, when she’s out and about with her Mom – suffice it to say, it’s just a little too quiet! 

My wife took the baby for a walk at the local park this morning without me. Truth to tell, the silence is deafening! Maddie was born exactly two weeks ago. However, in just 14 days, there is no question that both of our brains have been recalibrated to listen for every possible noise that the munchkin might emit.

On the flip side, when the baby is home – you perceive many noises incorrectly. The squeak of the chair on the floor or a gurgle from the dishwasher can be completely misinterpreted as a cry or whimper from the baby.

I’m sure sleep depravation plays a role in this – but I have never had more fun being exhausted in my entire life!

3 thoughts on “The Deafening Sound of Silence

    J Acello said:
    August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Two weeks? Just wait until the Poo smell changes….that’s when the real fun begins!

    Amy said:
    August 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    John, this absolutely rocks. You are a gifted writer. Keep it up and you can publish a book with this stuff. PURE GOLD. Hugs to you, Gina, and MAD MADDIE

      bizbriefs said:
      August 14, 2011 at 4:06 am

      You too sweet! Gina and I having all the fun in the world with Maddie. We can already tell that she is developing quite the little personality!

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