Man that Lump's a light sleeper. She was sound asleep when I tucked YaYa in and crept down the stairs. I made one little peep and she was on her feet, head leaning over the crib rail to look at me, a wail starting in her throat. She looked just like those little birds yesterday, and just like I did with them I walked away.
Never wake a sleeping baby, and if you do, run like hell.
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It's official. June of 2008 is far and away Milwaukee's rainiest month in recorded history.
As of this morning we took in an official 12.27 inches of rain, beating the old record (set in 1917) by more than two inches.
Is it any wonder a lot of this city was flooded in recent weeks? It was dry today, but rained yesterday and more is expected before the 4th.
Keep the ponchos and sump pumps handy.
Milwaukee's 10 rainiest months
June 2008 - 12.27 inches
June 1917 - 10.03 inches
June 1997 - 9.98 inches
Sept. 1941 - 9.87 inches
May 1933 - 9.56 inches
Sept. 1961 - 9.41 inches
Aug. 1987 - 9.05 inches
Aug. 1986 - 8.82 inches
Sept. 1872 - 8.72 inches
Nov. 1934 00 8.56 inches
Source: National Weather Service
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For the record: I do a lot with my kids and I try to be a good and active Dad, but I blog (naturally) from my own experiences. I am with the kids from 4:30 until their bedtime most days, and a lot of those days I'm not the only parent around.
My wife, on the other hand, is with them from 7 am until bedtime, with her only respite being when she goes to work a 'real' job in the evenings, or when I can con a set of Grandparent's into taking one kids off our hands on a weekend (God forbid we ever get rid of all four).
She's the one who is the girl scout leader, and plans the parties, and takes them to the park and the pools, and soothes their scraped knees.
So hats off to her, she does a great job.
Now, back to praising me . . .