Bouncing ball, sleeping baby
Many of you have heard of the movie, “Crouching Tiger, hidden dragon.” I am here to tell you a bit about its lesser known, but critically acclaimed, sequel, “Bouncing Ball, sleeping baby.”
The plotline goes like this:
11pm. A tired and desperate father is trying every trick in the book (and on this site) to relieve his seven week old baby daughter’s fussiness and crying. Nothing seems to be working. She has been fed and has a clean diaper. Feeling desperate, the father eyes his wife’s 26 inch Zenzu Exercise Ball in the corner of the room. In need of a moment of zen, he gets on the ball. With his baby held upright and her head close to his left shoulder, he starts bouncing up and down on the ball gently. Gently. Not like Tigger. More like a slow, gentle, TLC type of bounce. It feels good. Faster than he can say, “Supercalafragialisticexpialadocious,” his baby relaxes and so does he. No more fussiness. No more crying. Just a calm, relaxed, sleeping baby. The father has achieved zen. The mystery of the bouncing ball, sleeping baby has been solved. Wondering why he didn’t try this earlier, the father realizes he is too tired to wonder and heads to bed. He sleeps.
Based on a true story. Coming to a bedroom near you. Give it a try!
Disclaimer: be very gentle when bouncing and don’t bounce too strongly. You don’t want to shake your baby.
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