This Sleep-Deprived Dad Rocking the Baby He's Not Even Holding Is Everything

We’ve all been there. Caring for a newborn is exhausting. Some days (ok, a lot of days) you question whether you’re even mentally fit to care for an infant. What was the hospital thinking handing a baby off to someone who can’t even remember the last time she brushed her teeth? Eventually, most parents make peace with the persistent mental fog and just accept the new normal. I mean, unless you have a live-in nanny, you don’t have a lot of options at this point, right? The best coping mechanism I’ve found is laughter. Not taking yourself too seriously is essential if you’re going to make it (relatively unscathed) through the first trying months with a newborn.

That’s what I love about the mom in the video below from America’s Funniest Home Videos. Her hubby is catching a few precious minutes of sleep, but when he hears his baby crying, he immediately swings into action and begins comforting his sweet little one. Without waking up. While his wife is holding the baby on the other side of the couch. Her reaction is just perfect.

Watch the video below: