Tremble In Awe At The Mighty Power of Baby Giggles.

March 21, 2013


So things have been unusually serious here lately: Sunday I got all mopey and dour about how I don’t like St. Patrick’s Day.  Then Tuesday the verdict came out with the Steubenville rape and there was the media “spin” on that and all I could publish was semi-coherent anger… Miraculously I still have some readers.

I thought I’d return to form with something humorous and wry, but thought to myself, “That might not be enough restore the balance, old sport.”  Then I wondered why I was talking to myself like Gatsby.  But then I thought I’d throw out some video of me kissing my baby’s tummy and giving her the giggles.

That’s right.  You think you’re cool and jaded and chock-a-block full of ennui – but let’s see how dour you are after… this:


Faith in goodness in the world?  Re-affirmed.  Order to the Byroniverse?  Restored.


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56 Comments on “Tremble In Awe At The Mighty Power of Baby Giggles.”

  1. Life With The Top Down Says:

    Now that’s how I need to start my day! A little bundle of giggles goes a long way…


  2. k8edid Says:

    Oh. that was what I needed. To me, there is nothing in this world more precious or full of promise than a baby – and a laughing baby reminds me that there is joy in the simplest of things.


  3. Go Jules Go Says:

    You should be ashamed. CGI? Really? All to make it look like you have the cutest baby in the Byroniverse?


  4. becomingcliche Says:

    Yep. That’s all I needed! Thanks.


  5. She's a Maineiac Says:

    Totally made my day!


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      One of my other favorites is in the middle of the night when she’s drifting back to sleep and periodically opens her eyes to make sure someone’s still there, and smiles as she falls back asleep. When’s the last time you fell asleep smiling?


      • She's a Maineiac Says:

        Soooooooooooooooo sweet. (I don’t think I put enough O’s to get the “aw-factor” across) I still watch J sleeping. She puts her arms up over her head and still smiles in her sleep. Looks so content!


  6. Elyse Says:

    Reaffirmed. Restored. I’m pretty sure you will make her giggle for the rest of her life! In different ways, of course.


  7. Wazeau Says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing – needed that this morning.


  8. mistyslaws Says:

    Oh no! Someone send help. There is a huge head trying to eat that poor baby!! NOOOOOOO.

    Thanks a lot for that, B. You just awakened my uterus. I’ve been trying to keep that bitch sedated for years. Now look what you’ve done. I hope you’re proud of yourself. :p


  9. Don't Quote Lily Says:

    Impossible to NOT smile while watching this.
    Super super super super adorable!


  10. pegoleg Says:

    There’s cute, and then there’s baby giggles. Total mood-lifting, smile-factory!


  11. Lisha @ The Lucky Mom Says:

    Just wait til the day she hands you a toy phone and you answer it and have an entire conversation with yourself. You’ll turn to putty in her sweet little hands.


  12. Hippie Cahier Says:

    Like! Like! Like! . . .et cetera!!!


  13. thesinglecell Says:

    Baby giggles are the bestest. They fix everything.


  14. Fresh Ginger Says:

    Baby Tummy — The Byronic Snack 🙂


  15. johndburns Says:

    If that doesn’t make you smile, you’re already dead.


  16. theVERYsinglegirl Says:

    Well that’s just adorable.


  17. Erynn Elizabeth Says:

    The first time I heard my niece giggle I nearly died. There is absolutely nothing like baby laughter. It is so amazingly simple and awesome.
    Lovely little byronic girl you’ve got there.


  18. Dana Says:

    Love it! Order has been restored, indeed. 🙂


  19. Eagle Tech Says:

    Hmm. Baby giggles. I think you’ve discovered a new energy source. 😉


  20. Alison Says:

    I’m actually a freak so baby giggles don’t get me. But seeing a dad so clearly loving his daughter? And hearing a mom cooing in the background? That is what restores my faith. Can you imagine how different this world would be if everyone was showered with that kind of love, even if only in their first few years? You’re doing your part, sir.


  21. Sandy Sue Says:

    Wow! Baby B’s got the moves! Hair Grip Head-Lock! Jedi Death-Stare! WWA watch out!


  22. Anka Says:

    It’s as if your little cutie pie is looking to mom to save her. Like she’s saying, “Help me! Save me from this tickle monster!” Great memory to capture on video.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      She’s just starting to figure out space: she’s realizing these objects are in a certain direction. And she wants to grab them – eyes, noses, lips – really, really hard.


  23. tinkerbelle86 Says:

    Awww! shes got mood killing super powers! how cute


  24. Blogdramedy Says:

    So who is around whose little finger? *snort*


  25. Valentine Logar Says:

    That was entirely perfect.


  26. silkpurseproductions Says:

    And all is right with the world. There is nothing that a baby giggle can’t fix.


  27. Angie Z. Says:

    I hate the be the jaded parent but sometimes I want to tell all new parents to just forget about enjoying the first couple months. You’ll think at the time that you’re enjoying them but then you’ll eventually see that it doesn’t get really good until you hear that first giggle.

    She is ADORABLE. You knew that though.


  28. josefkul Says:

    Wow, how did you get your child to smile on command. I’m still trying to teach mine to roll over.


  29. Andrea Says:

    “chock-a-block full of ennui” just made my day.
    I’d like to say the baby video made my day, but my employer has it blocked.


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