So remember that one episode of Sex and the City where Miranda finally figures out that the only thing that works to comfort her colicky baby (Maybe Brendan was the kid's name? Steve? No, that was the dad, I think) is one of those vibrating baby seats? Phew! As any mom can tell you, those things are indeed the most magical, wondrous inventions ever for a mom with tired arms and feet who just needs a break from bouncing that crying baby for five minutes -- one minute! Long enough to brush your teeth, for the love of god!
Unfortunately for Miranda, the batteries on that baby seat burned out almost immediately. Fortunately for Samantha, who was babysitting at the time, she happened to have a vibrator handy (of course), and, well, she improvised an on-the-spot repair to remember. Two-month-old Benjamin's daddy had a similar idea. He just used a different, um, tool to get the job done.
Benjamin's daddy used a very different sort of power tool to get his baby's buzz on: An electric drill! Now, naturally this method is not meant to be implemented without supervision (in other words, please don't leave your kid alone with a power drill and then blame this baby's dad when something goes wrong). But it's still impressive! And appropriate enough to use when Grandma comes over. Talk about a buzzkill ... just watch:
Seriously, Benjamin's smile is so unbelievably sweet I think I could watch that video over and over again all day long. And luckily, since his seat is powered by a drill and not a vibrator, this counts as all-ages viewing (my kids thought it was adorable, too!).
Did or does your baby have a bouncy seat? Could you ever live without it?!
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