Unlike Her Bad Mother, I mean bad as in 'unfit', not as in 'bad-ass.' I am bad because last night we went to sleep and forgot to turn on the baby monitor. Also, I sleep wearing earplugs because Dr. SOB is such a terrific snore machine. And did I mention that he is also the worlds deepest sleeper? By the time he heard Sam crying, the boy had worked himself into such a fit of fury that his tears were actually projectile. It took me almost 5 minutes to calm him down enough to eat, and then it took about 30 minutes for him to fall back asleep. I just went back to bed and laid there, awake, trying not to cry. We let him 'cry it out' often enough, but this felt different. Like I had let him down some how. This morning he seemed unaffected. He was all smiles as usual, and he fell asleep just fine at nap time. Thank god they make these little suckers so resilient!