All day long, Monkey was cranky and irritable. No amount of food, cuddling, or bouncing cured him of waking up on the wrong side of the bed.
Basically, I ran in and out of rooms chasing The Incredible Crying Monkey, I put him in / pulled him out of the crib, yada yada yada. I tried everything. EVERYTHING. And finally, at the end of the day, I let my tired, creative mommy brain take over…
Here is what finally brought peace to my house:
An old shopping bag, filled with toys
To the creators of the shopping bag: Thank you for the best invention ever created. It bought me twenty bliss filled minutes of cranky-free baby.