Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Apple, a joke and tin can.

1. She marks her apple with a ring of identical white bites.

2. Alec has been doing something rather odd -- a theatrical startle at nothing, with wide eyes and arms thrown up, followed by a huge grin. I ask the health visitor (I'm not worried, just curious). She says "Oh bless him! We just don't know what they're thinking... Do you smile at him?" And I remember that early on when everything was new and I was scared of him being scared, I would try to laugh when a harmless thing made him jump -- so he would know he was safe. Are you making your first joke, Alec? I like it very much, and it never gets old.

3. I'm awfully glad I paid a bit more for a galvanised steel watering can because it looks so much better than the plastic version. Form trumps function when you don't have much storage space.

3 comments:

  1. My babies used to do that sometimes, and when I followed their gazes, they seemed to be looking at ... nothing. I began to wonder if they weren't seeing angels that we couldn't see. They stopped doing it at about three months old.

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  2. That baby of yours, Clare, is amazing! Look how much you love him and he loves you!

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  3. I hope he keeps doing it for a few weeks yet, then, Wynn Anne.

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