Okay, so… the tip this Tuesday is a bit weird. Bear with me. I discovered this very early in my mom life. My son was 5 or 6 months and he wouldn’t stop crying. Nothing was right, everything was wrong. I didn’t know what else to do so I started singing a high pitched note and made up a ridiculous song using crazy voices. He stopped crying. He stared at me like I was absolutely insane… but he stopped crying. I got to the point where I would try just about anything. The crazier I looked the better. You really can do anything. Balance the remote on your head, pinch your cheek while trying to yodel, vogue like Madonna while blinking 400 times. Your kid will love it. They will look super confused but they will stop crying and usually forget why they were crying to begin with.
I know this sounds crazy, and probably not like a real tip… but I found it to work so well that I told my husband about it …I told him it was called “one weird thing.” When I had my second child I remembered how well it worked with Jack and tried it out again… of course, it worked. Not only does it work, but it really opens up a very playful environment for you and your child. Sleepless nights, no showers, poopy diapers and screaming babies can really wear you down. Sometimes you want to zone out in the little peace you can find in a day. Doing “one weird thing” brings some quiet, some relaxation, and some fun into the moment. It really helps you be present with your baby. Plus, babies love weird things. They live for funny faces and silly noises.
I cannot say for sure what sort of lasting effects this “one weird thing” has on a child hahah… All I know is my son is almost 4 and he made his first pun at 2. So… there you have it. Evidence. One weird thing will calm your baby down in a crying fit and it will make them cool for years to come.
(I was not drinking wine when I wrote this// this is just my life.) Have a good week!