Saturday, January 17, 2009

Should I Put a Ring On It?

I promise, this isn't a rip-off of Kristina's similarly themed post.
I have been having a terrible time with Sven Jr.  He has something called RSV, which, as I understand it, means he will periodically scare me to death by gasping and wheezing for a few days, then he'll be fine again.  When he is having an attack, we use the nebulizer every 4 hours.  That's not the problem.  The problem is that he is so happy, I can't tell if he's feeling bad until he's feeling so bad that he cries for 8 straight hours.

Which is what happened last night.  Sven, of course, is out of town.  As a public school band director, he is frequently called off to visit exotic and faraway locales, but he does so in the company of adolescent band students, so I can't really be jealous.  However, the children (ours) have a very hard time when Daddy is gone, and when one adds to that Sven Jr.'s current health issues, Mommy gets very little sleep.

Which is why we were watching Vh-1 this morning at 3:20 a.m.  I thought the music might somehow be soothing...please don't judge me, I haven't slept in days.  I was about to give up and set fire to the house when Sven Jr. suddenly stopped crying and snapped to attention, eyes on the TV
On the TV: Beyonce's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)."  Sven Jr. watched in silent awe.  After the first thirty seconds, I had my laptop out, downloading the video from iTunes, secretly certain that it was coincidence...

Sven Jr. has watched that video fifteen times today.  When she smiles, he smiles back.  He is starting to say, "Oh, oh, oh," at the right time.  He is wiggling right along with her, though his thighs aren't as toned...

I admit, I like Beyonce.  She's gorgeous, I like her voice, and I like her work ethic.  I just don't like that she's better than me at getting my son to stop crying, that's all.  I mean, Beyonce, you've got looks, talent, money, fame, a new husband...can't I have this?


Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Sorry to hear about Little Sven's breathing woes. That neb is no fun, no fun at all.
Our girls liked to listen to Eminem and would get soothed by the Wonder Pets, even as infants. Go figure. :)

Kristina P. said...

Too funny! In fact, I have a Beyonce post for next week because I get hits every single day to my blog, from people Googling the title of this song. So stay tuned.

Beyonce is a miracle worker.

Debbie said...

I guess it could have been much worse. I can think of many songs I wouldn't ever want to hear.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

No, sorry, Deb, but you can't. Beyonce really does have it all...even Sven Jr's love. Who knows, though? Maybe, someday, Sven Jr will meet and fall in love with Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter. Then, you could be the one who laughs last!

We passed a bit of bloggy love onto you today:

Check it out when you have a chance.


That Girl in Brazil said...

My now 2-year-old battled RSV for MONTHS. Nebulizer every three hours. Sympathies and condolonces.

And he prefers, "Baby Got Back."

Nana said...

Don't be jealous. Just go w/ whatever works, that's my motto.