Friday, December 12, 2008

Enter the Sandman

Everyone knows the song "Enter the Sandman" by Metallica, right? I mean, it is the entrance song to the greatest closer in baseball, Mariano Rivera (who by the way, Kaylani possibly would have been named after had she been a boy). I think Kaylani knows it too, but not the whole scary rock version. She just knows part of one line: "sleep with one eye open."

In college, I found out that Uncle Tommy slept with one eye open sometimes, and it was completely creepy. Since he would pass out on the futon with his head to the side, you couldn't ever really tell if he was awake or sleeping. Thankfully Kaylani isn't creepy at all, and she doesn't "sleep" with one eye open, but when she's falling asleep, she'll sneak peeks at me to make sure I'm still there. She'll close her eyes for a minute, then all of a sudden, one eye will slowly sneak open and take a peek at me. If I'm still there, then she closes her eye and goes back to sleep. And if I'm not, time to exercise the lungs!

When I was younger, I used to do the same thing, but for a different reason. When it was late and my parents were going to bed, they used to check on me before they went upstairs to make sure I was sleeping. I can remember having one eye slightly opened so I could see if they were still out there (being Chinese really helped here). And when they were gone, on came the TV, out came the soda, and it was late night TV for me! Just kidding mom and dad...kinda.

I'm pretty sure Kaylani doesn't do quite the same, and since I'm convinced she does the opposite, I can just wait her out. My parents never could wait me out since I didn't sleep, and fortunately for me, Kaylani doesn't try and wait me out. So, looks like Daddy has won one over his little baby girl so far. If you're keeping track still, score another one for this guy!

I'm sure that the scales will tip in the other direction soon enough, so while she's still too small to pull tricks on her dad, I'm just going to enjoy it for now. She's growing way too fast, as you can see in today's round of pictures. She's almost getting too big to fit in her Christmas stocking (hehehe)!


Jay Ramirez said...

to the second greatest closer in baseball, Mariano Rivera


JonnyTam13 said...

False. Crapelbon does not make it into conversations around greatest closer in baseball. The only distinction he gets is that he's better than Mike Timlin.

Mr. Sherman said...

I'm watching you...

JonnyTam13 said...

Yeah...still kinda creepy, and I'm not even your roommate anymore.