Mon, Dec 13, 2004, 9:29pm firstname.lastname@example.org (Wally) needs to know:
<snip> or you managed to get a few things done between the kid's naps?
The neander way late at night kept your skills sharp until you can fire
up the power tools again? <snip>
What you absolutely do NOT want to do is walk around saying, "Shhh,
they baby's taking a nap". You do that, then the least little noise is
gonna wake the kid up. Believe me. Don't fire the saw up next to the
kid's ear while he's sleeping, but don't worry about making normal
We did the Shhh stuff with the first kid. The second one, we were
in the midst of putting the interior in the home place. Lay the kid
down on a blanked, then start hammering. Believe me, the kid had no
problems at all sleeping.
If you're planning on making a cradle for the kid, I wouldn't.
Make a rocking chair instead. The kid outgrows the cradle, it takes up
room. Sit in a rocker, rock the kid until he/she goes to sleep, then
you can put 'em down anywhere and they'll sleep, then sit back down in
the rocker, and rest. And, you'll be able to keep using the rocker, for
years and years.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.