Thursday, November 11, 2010
Yesterday I watched both of my grandchildren for several hours. It was a bit of a rehearsal for the time, in a few weeks, when my daughter goes back to work and I will be helping with childcare. I spent so much time with Sofia when she was a baby and I know I probably bored a lot of you to death with constant photos and stories about her development. There came a time when I realized my daughter was less and less comfortable with so much exposure and she was right. I have backed off a lot. Yesterday I took several pictures of Marco. He was in such a great mood—well, the truth is, he is nearly always in a good mood. What I call a very "mellow" baby. He is a good sleeper and a sweet cuddler. I look forward to spending the coming winter days with him. I made him laugh yesterday. Getting a 3-month old baby to laugh involves making silly faces and silly noises and it is totally worth any loss of dignity involved. Infant belly laughs are about the most joy-inducing experiences known to mankind.