Monday, March 1, 2010

My Cat is a Better Parent Than I Am

This evening, Ari was doing his regular routine of thwarting bedtime. Wilhelm and I tried to sing to him, rub his back, but he just screamed and kvetched and he was not willing to go to sleep.

Wil left the room to let Ari and I have some mommy and son time. Unfortunately, my child continued to scream.

All of a sudden, Uncle Egreck (my cat) jumped up onto the bed to see what was going on.

In desperation, I pointed to Egreck and said:
"Look Ari! Look who it is! Kitty!"
Ari stopped crying, crawled over to Uncle Egreck, curled up next to him and fell asleep.


As soon as Ari was asleep, Uncle Egreck relocated to another section of the bed as if to say:
"My work is done here."
Clearly, my cat is a better parent than I am.

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16 comments:

  1. That is TOO sweet!!!!

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  2. our new dog has the same effect on my kid. God love him

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  3. Elisheva - You know what's hysterical? He has a zillion stuffed animals! One of his favorites is in the corner un-used!

    Bernthis- Animals can be so great for sleepy time with kids!

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  4. ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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  5. Hahaha that is too funny!! He loves Egreck, that is so cute!! I love sleeping with my chubby cat!! :)

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  6. I love it! Now, can Egreck come by and help me take a nap too?

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  7. Cordy- YAY!!! Egreck saves the day. It is pretty cute, huh?

    Priska- He really loves Egreck so much!!! And Egreck loves him!

    Donna- Egreck is available for sleep training sessions any day...and also naps.

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  8. Egreck has no Opposable Thumbs to pick up Ari when he needs comfort. Egreck can't read Ari a story. I could go on but this sort of a text to me and well ....you know how we feel about long texts or emails. You are the mommy and Egreck can never be that.

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  9. Thanks Dad! That means a lot. Egreck does not have opposable thumbs and he cannot read a Grimm's fairy tale. :)

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  10. Yeah, I know what you mean - Patches is a better driver than Alana!

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  11. HA HA HA! That reminds me of that old Saturday Night Live sketch "Toonces the Driving Cat."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwt0t7YwTnk

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  12. That's a really great story!

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  13. LOL you are so right this post was hilarious lmao

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  14. Kyndale- Thanks! It was so sweet to watch them sleeping together at the end.

    Sarcastica- :) Thank you! Oh Egreck. He's the best.

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