Sunday, November 12, 2006

Must you DO that???

Has your baby ever scared the living daylights out of you? Prepare to empathize with poor momma panda, just savouring a quiet moment and a relaxed meal while her baby naps... (p.s. What WAS that? Just a sneeze.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ © 2006, Mary P


Anonymous Sharkey said...

I love the way she looks at the camera at the end . . . as if to say, "Can you believe that?"

11/12/2006 07:12:00 p.m.  
Blogger Haley said...

And the question that baffles all grown people about babies: how can something so small make such a loud, terrifying sound?

11/12/2006 07:52:00 p.m.  
Blogger Liz said...

Oh that's priceless, thanks for sharing.

11/12/2006 09:02:00 p.m.  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Simmah down now baby panda!

He scared me. I think it was a sneeze or somethin.

Very cute!

11/12/2006 11:13:00 p.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

That was some sneeze!!

11/12/2006 11:19:00 p.m.  
Blogger Andie D. said...

My babe can make a peep that will not even come close to waking her brother or father but will get me out of a dead sleep.

If she made a sound like this?

I'd likely hit the damn ceiling.

11/12/2006 11:51:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Oh geez!! Poor Mama Panda, I hate when they do that! So much for a relaxing few moments to enjoy a snack. It's kind of comforting to know that it's not just the human kind that become frazzled over watching the little ones.

Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a fab weekend!

11/13/2006 02:28:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh that was funny, I jumped as high as mummy panda! have to show that to so many people! love jenny in the uk x

11/13/2006 04:37:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Kids do that, their unpredictability scares us unsuspecting parents.

11/13/2006 07:16:00 a.m.  
Blogger kittenpie said...

That was pretty cute. I love that momma, just chewing away for a few minutes while baby sleeps for once.

11/13/2006 10:32:00 a.m.  
Blogger julia said...

That was hysterical.

11/13/2006 10:38:00 a.m.  
Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said...

That is so funny! And I'm SO glad it's not the same mama panda who rolled over on her baby. I was really afraid the video was going to end very badly.

11/13/2006 12:07:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Sharkey: I think that's what struck me so funny. So much of what she does is so exactly what a human would do in the same situation: the tremendous start of surprise, then the look of astonishment at the kid, then the glance to the onlookers - pretty much exactly what I would've done in the same situation, that's for sure!

Haley: Or such noxious, all-permeating stenches. How, indeed?

Liz, Julia: Glad you enjoyed it!

Kimmyk, Granny: Yup, a sneeze. Astonishing volume for something so small, huh?

Andie: On the ceiling. You and me both. Yeesh.

And that mom radar? It doesn't stop once they're no longer babies. If my teenager tells me, "I'll be home at 11:30, mom", I wake up when he arrives no matter how quiet he is, or, if he hasn't arrived by about quarter past eleven, I wake up anyway, and I don't go back to sleep until I hear him come in. Being a mother just totally messes with your sleep, I tell ya.

Jennifer, Mamacita Tina: I think this is universal - at least amongst mammals and birds! Kids is kids is kids.

UKJenny: I know I did. Everyone through the house for the 24 hours after I discovered this got dragged to my laptop. "Come see this!" And almost all of them laughed more the second time than the first - the first, you're too startled by the sneeze to see much else.

Kittenpie: I loved that, too: the gentle 'smack, smack' of her savouring her bamboo, nice and relaxed. Heh.

Kelli: Gracious, no! You're never going to see a video like that on this site! And if I do show or write or link to something emotionally heavy, I always warn you first. Not to worry. :-)

11/13/2006 02:44:00 p.m.  
Blogger So-Called Supermom said...

Yep---proof once again that ALL mothers are the same. I have had that moment many times since Grace was born! HAHAHAHAHA.

11/14/2006 08:15:00 a.m.  

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