Friday, January 03, 2014

Knowledge, startled and a detail.

1. She isn't a contented, ignorant, innocent little bundle any more. She understands separation and feels insecure in an unusual situation. Fortunately the physio is happy to treat me with Bettany lying on my chest. She looks a lot happier -- almost smug and self-satisfied -- and she 'helps' by dribbling on me and by grabbing his nice shiny watch.

2. Bettany startles on the changing mat. She flings out her arms, opens her eyes wide and gasps. "What is it?" I ask anxiously, startled myself. She smiles a smile with her whole self and then does it again. I gasp in response and she giggles and wriggles as if the delight is tickling her back.

3. While he is drifting off Alec shares a detail about his afternoon at nursery: At naptime someone in pink shoes patted him and rubbed his back until he fell asleep.


  1. Aww, we used to do back rubs to help the children sleep the summer I worked at Downtown Day Care -- what a great summer! <3

  2. I hadn't checked this blog out in a while - delighted to see you now have a little girl as well! Congrats!

  3. I haven't checked you out for a while either - great to hear you now have a little girl. I have a grandson of 2 1/2 and grandaughter of 11 months - can relate to lots of the things you write about, but am now seeing them through a granny's eyes! Which is even more lovely.


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