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Posted by: MichaelW on Sunday, July 20, 2008

F-F-F-fffffffff-uhhhhnnhhhhh.

The sound of furniture moving. Solid wood on wood. It sounds like work being done, changes being made, positive energy being exerted. It's the sound of human will being enforced against inanimate objects; man shaping his world to conform to his desires. It's a good sound.

F-F-F-fffffffff-uhhhhnnhhhhh.

6:30 in the morning, and you're lying in bed next to your wife who's been up all night feeling sick. You're tired from helping her and still a little out it. The boys, five and almost-three years old, are downstairs by themselves.

F-F-F-fffffffff-uhhhhnnhhhhh.

Eyes snap open. You bolt upright in bed.

"That can't be good."
 
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In our house, that’s generally the dog, making that sound... a reaction from last night’s dinner.

 
Written By: Bithead
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This is very Sunday Morning funny—you know, in a very human, real-life sort of way.

I want to know what happened next . . .
 
Written By: filbert
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I know exactly what you mean. Still, though, there’s nothing like the sound of a baby puking for getting you to sit bolt upright and jump out of bed before your brain fully awakens.
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
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I want to know what happened next . . .
The boys had slid the kitchen table chairs over to the family room couch, creating a platform from which to dive over the back of the couch and onto the laundry they had found and piled on the floor. With plastic swords in hand of course.

"Look, Daddy! We’re playing pirates!"

MmmHmm.
Still, though, there’s nothing like the sound of a baby puking for getting you to sit bolt upright and jump out of bed before your brain fully awakens.
Oh yeah. Can’t ever forget those nights.

Incidentally, one of the funniest things my wife used to do, when the boys were really little, was to keep all the bedroom doors open so she could "hear if they stop breathing." To this day, I have no idea what that would sound like ... certainly much quieter than furniture moving or babies puking.
 
Written By: MichaelW
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Moms can hear stuff like babies breathing. I think we get a second set of ears to go with the eyes in the backs of our heads.
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
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snored so loud you woke up?

:D
 
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