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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Yonah's home in bed. Our bed.

OK, I'm just a big softy .  Even though it probably means Zahava and I will be up a few dozen times tonight, I don't have the heart to send Yonah up to his own bed on his first night home.

For a kid with sensory issues, sleeping in a hospital bed for two nights - complete with being poked and prodded every couple of hours - is probably a lot like what sleeping on an ant hill would be for the rest of us. That, plus The fact that we don't have a baby monitor anymore to know if he wakes up crying in the middle of the night... and, well, the end result is that Yonah gets a night of bunking in with mom & dad.

Here he is on my side of the bed surfing the Sesame Street site:
[obscure picture reference: A while back I lamented the fact that you can't find a decent bedside alarm clock anymore.  Well, thanks to one of my regular carpool mates (A.K.A. British Academic) I now have a uniquely English solution to the morning wake-up routine sitting in my night table.   More on that front soon.  Bonus points to anyone who can identify it by name.]

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As I'm looking at the picture (before reading the post), the first thought I had was, "what the heck is that thing with the clock?!..."

I guess we'll find out soon enough.


Posted by: wogo | May 14, 2008 11:05:56 PM

Awww welcome home! :)

I thought that "device" was a time machine myself.. or something along the lines of Johnny 5.

Posted by: Tina-cious.com | May 14, 2008 11:13:12 PM

http://www.teasmade.com/ !

Posted by: Atlantic | May 14, 2008 11:47:25 PM

It's a Teasmade, a combination tea kettle and alarm clock.

Posted by: Karl Newman | May 15, 2008 12:01:29 AM

Rats, Atlantic beat me to it. :(

Posted by: Karl Newman | May 15, 2008 12:02:30 AM

I haven't come across anyone in England who either has or uses a Teasmade for over thirty years! But I can still remember the time when they were desirable items on yer nice Jewish couple's wedding present list-- and it was the mark of a posh hotel that they might offer one in your bedroom. In England, they were killed off, I think, by a combination of the high speed electric jug kettle, the teabag plus an awareness that it's not such a smart idea to have milk sitting outside a fridge overnight. Good luck to you if you actually use yours to make tea.

Posted by: Judy | May 15, 2008 12:03:58 AM

So glad Yonah is better!

Posted by: Sara K | May 15, 2008 2:04:11 AM

I always wondered how on earth you could use the computer while in bed. I want one! ;o)

Posted by: Kiwi the Geek | May 15, 2008 8:23:57 AM

Hurray! There is no worry like a parent's worry. You both must be so relieved to have him home. I imagine I'd be a wreck if one of my kids was hospitalized.

Yay for the Bogners!

Posted by: Albert | May 15, 2008 8:38:48 AM

Forget the teaclock thingie, I want one of those contraptions that's holding up your computer. Where'd you get that???

Yonah looks great....glad he's on the mend...

Posted by: Baila | May 15, 2008 9:10:06 AM

Wogo... As several (presumably English) readers have pointed out, that is a Teasmade. It was made b the Goblin company for many years and was, as Judy Points out, as cliche a wedding gift in its day as the Fondue pot was for America couples.

Tina-cious.com... Well, it is a time machine of sorts. It allows you to wake up to a nice cup of tea (or coffee) without having to get out of bed and prepare it. Saved time is important too.

Atlantic... Right you are. Mine is the model 855 that was popular in the early 70s.

Karl Newman... Now how in the world did you know what it was???

Judy... 30 years sounds about right. Mine is a model from the 70s. I love the anachronistic aspect of it aside from its obvious usefulness.

Sara K... Thanks Sara. I wouldn't go so far as to say that he's better just yet. He is in a lot of pain and got up about a dozen times during the night.

Kiwi the Geek... This is one of my favorite things I have ever bought (and over which my wife rolled her eyes). It is called an air desk.

Albert... Yes, we are pleased as punch to have him home. Now if only we could get him to eat his ice cream! :-)

Baila ... See my reply to kiwi for a link to the site.

Posted by: treppenwitz | May 15, 2008 9:35:48 AM

You have a Teasmade?! Right, that makes you one of 3 people I know who have one. The other two are my (octogenerian) grandparents.

Posted by: PP | May 15, 2008 10:25:42 AM

I seem to remember my grandparents having one of those.

Posted by: Imshin | May 15, 2008 3:30:09 PM

Bonus points to anyone who can identify it by name.

Darn, I thought that we'd find out that it is called Dick or Tom or even Big John, but Teasmade. What a let down. ;)

Posted by: Jack | May 15, 2008 6:55:08 PM

Forget about the clock and making tea, I want to know when Yonah will be writing his own blog?!!! (What's he reading/looking at, anyway?!)

Love the sheets and, of course, the cute little boy who's all cuddled on 'em.

Posted by: val | May 15, 2008 9:02:12 PM

Hope everything is OK, and you are all just busy lazing in bed surfing the kiddy sites and drinking copious amounts of tea. Have a good Shabbat.


Posted by: Debbie | May 16, 2008 9:41:17 AM

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