Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ballad of a teething kid

Zoodle's cutting another tooth. At times like this, he undergoes a temporary personality change...particularly at bedtime and naptime. If normally-even-tempered babies and toddlers could put into words what they feel when they're teething, I think it would go something like this.

Ballad of a teething kid

Daddy, I've heard you,
I've heard you brag.
And Mama, you've smiled
From behind a diaper bag.
"Our child's so sweet,"
You tell one and all.
But I'm gonna throw you
A baby curve ball!

I gotta bad fee-eelin',
Just sends me ree-eelin'.
Don't know why I hurt,
Why I drool on my shirt,
All I know is I cry
And I just don't know why.
Will I ever feel better again?

From almost day one,
I slept through the night,
Went down for naps
With barely a fight
But Mama, that's past,
Like a beautiful dream.
Now every night,
I'm going to SCREAM!

I gotta bad fee-eelin',
Just sends me ree-eelin'.
Don't know why I hurt,
Why I drool on my shirt,
All I know is I cry
And I just don't know why.
Will I ever feel better again?

Daddy, you wonder,
Is your sweet baby gone,
Replaced by this monster
Who fusses 'til dawn?
I'd wonder too
If I wasn't so busy
Chewing my fingers,
In a terribly tizzy.

I gotta bad fee-eelin',
Just sends me ree-eelin'.
Don't know why I hurt,
Why I drool on my shirt,
All I know is I cry
And I just don't know why.
Maybe soon I'll feel better again.

5 comments:

Call Me Cate said...

Poor Zoodle and teething babies everywhere! And I'd imagine poor families of teething babies everywhere! As always, impressed by his language skills. ;)

Melinda said...

Poor kiddo. He and Ian can be teething buddies. My little guy is working on his molars and Mommy is not getting much sleep.

Cathy said...

love the ballad. I can almost hear the tune...

Heidi said...

Maybe Zoodle and my daughter can sing a late-teether duet

Sandra said...

Love the ballad! Just sorry for what you're having to endure that prompted it. "This too shall pass.", there just aren't any promises how soon!