My one-year old daughter appears to take after her mother in almost all ways, which is a really good thing. The only thing she seems to have inherited from me is that she doesn’t need a lot of sleep. She sleeps well at night, but once she’s up, she’s up, and that’s the end of it. She’s not much of a napper. Getting her to sleep during the day takes a pretty fair amount of effort: reading to her, singing to her, giving her warm bottles, ensuring the house is quiet, and… well, lots of rocking her to sleep.
So why didn’t someone show me this trick before now???
Check out the Ubuntu baby rocker script in the video above. This guy is a genius. He’s using an Ubuntu script to open and close his CD ROM drawer automatically and tied it to a child seat, creating a pleasant rocking motion.
Okay, I don’t think it’s a real child in the child seat in the video, and no, I wouldn’t actually put my own child in a contraption that wasn’t specifically designed, tested, and approved for such a use. But it’s fun to daydream anyway.