Wednesday, 7 April 2010
We’re having a baby!
All right before you get your knickers in a twist trying to figure out how that would be possible physically and it’s not a kitten – our housekeeper is having a baby! And I’m on the short list for babysitters! Oh joy and rapture.
She’s such a tiny thing and wears a hoodie usually when I see her as she comes in, and is gone before I see her again, that I didn’t even know until yesterday and the baby is due in June. I have shopping to do! The fact that someone has given me an excuse to peruse through baby boutiques is beyond brilliant.
I’m in charge of getting the BabyBjorn; it was invaluable when Q was a baby, and the series of Beatrix Potter books that I give to any child I can find – the hands down best way for your child to learn excellent grammar while exploring the wonderful world of Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (my daughter’s nickname for me for ages).
Oh the excuse to get my hands on a squishy is beyond wonderful! I love children, all children, anyone’s children. They are the most fun you can have and not get fat (well there is that one other thing). I love to watch what is going on in their minds and the wonder in their eyes as they explore their toes and then expand their adventures out to the surrounding environment.
I love the sounds they make when they discover their vocal cords are useful for something besides demanding food and informing you their bottom is in dire straits. I still clearly remember the first time Q strung together enough sentences to make a paragraph. I was gobsmacked.
Rearing a child is such an adventure, and such a joy. I know it was for me the best and the most terrifying job I’ve ever had; but to get to be the “auntie” is spoil them time –nothing but net.
So that is my joyful news today.