Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Settle down, staying here and cleaning silver.

1. He won't tell me what's wrong -- I don't think he knows himself. He's just not happy, lying there thrashing and making the uh-uh-uh noise that our code for "I want something". I do all the things I need to do to be comfortable myself and then we sit together in the dark before dawn. I distract him until he is calm, and then I hold him until he is quiet. Eventually all the kick and the discontent goes out of him and I can roll his sleeping body on to the bed beside me and try to get some sleep myself.

2. I wake to Nick saying that he is working from home today.
"But..."
"You're not well and he's not well. I'm staying here."
Later, during one of his breaks, I clear the diary and feel very relieved.

3. The magic of cleaning silver by putting it in a bath of salty water with a piece of aluminium foil.

8 comments:

  1. We missed you at gamesnight! Pete's gnome might have kept his head if your druid had been on hand ;)

    Hope you're feeling better for next month

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    1. The carnage might have been even worse had I been there, one never knows with dice.

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  2. Nice you can quiet Nick by just holding him. It works for me too.

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    1. ...It was Alec, Nick sleeps upstairs away from all the wriggling.

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  3. Salty water and aluminum foil? What a great idea.

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    1. Yes, it's pretty effective, though you have to polish a little afterwards and of course you can't do it on anything that you can't submerge. I'm not sure how it works -- I used to understand it when I was at school.

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  4. What a great mama you are, and what a fine dad your husband is, too. You inspire the rest of us.

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    1. You only get to see the best of us, I think. If you saw the rest you would be horrified!

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