I should note that the email is dated August 14, 2008. So David was just around 3 months old at the time.
So the other day David was being really fussy. He just wanted to be held. So I would hold and rock him till he fell asleep. But as soon as I put him down, he would start crying again. I kept picking him up and soothing him, but again he would start crying as soon as I put him down. It was Matt's day off so I threw my hands up and told him to please try and see if he could get him to sleep. I went into the next room and can still hear David crying.
A couple of minutes pass and I notice he's not crying anymore.
Matt proudly comes strutting out with a huge smile on his face, and says. "I put him to sleep!" I ask him HOW!?! (please share your secret so that I may use it too!)
He said he put him in his swing and then proceeded to stare him down. David just stared right back and eventually just went to sleep!
So come to find out, after all my failed attempts to put him to sleep, all I had to do was stare at him.