Screwy Crib – (non-fiction)

These are true stories I am writing and labeling Non-Fiction. Please remember all names (if mentioned) are changed to protect the not so innocents involved. Except mine. I am the proud owner of this blog and these are my true stories.

Screwy Crib

by Teresa Dean Smeigh

Once our first child was born we made the trip from North Carolina, MCAS Cherry Point, to my mother-in-law’s house in southern New Jersey to visit the family for the weekend. It was about a 10 hour trip. Hard to do on a weekend, but we made the trip quite often. This was our first trip with our new born and we didn’t have the small netted playpens they have now. So my mother-in-law pulled out an old hard crib the size of a bassinet. It used to be “A’s” crib when he was born. “K1″ was small and that was perfect for her. My now ex-husband put it together.

We went upstairs to go to bed. We changed her, fed her and put her in the crib and we took the bed.

Sometime during the night she started screaming and wouldn’t shut up. He picked her up and cuddled her and she wasn’t wet or hungry so he laid her back down.

Now his mom was yelling, “what is going on up there?”

So my ex grabbed the crib and shook it and screamed “SHUT UP!”

The mattress fell right down through the crib and hit the floor. Baby shut up and never made another peep that night. She wasn’t hurt since she went down lying on the mattress and it was only about 18 inches from the floor.

I didn’t say a word during this whole fiasco. I just sat there and watched. I could see she was ok.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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16 Responses to Screwy Crib – (non-fiction)

  1. Your ex is something else. Likewise his mom. A baby’s crying and she’s asking what’s going on.


    • Tessa says:

      It was our first baby maybe she thought we didn’t know what to do with it. I guess we didn’t, she wouldn’t stop crying and it was the middle of the night and everyone wanted to sleep and she didn’t. Someone should have held her. Instead we scared her silent.


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Oh my – thank goodness the baby wasn’t injured. I would’ve been furious at him 🙂


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