Thursday, April 3, 2014
Close to Nowhere
We don’t have any babies around our house anymore. Sometimes, that makes me kinda sad.
However, oldest granddaughter Meredith knows a young woman who has two little girls. Mere is quite fond of the little ones and occasionally she “borrows” them for the weekend. Which means our house has little ones around for the weekend also.
Mere and younger sister Remy are really good with the babies — a 3-year-old and a 1+-year-old.
The girls are adorable! Sophie, the oldest, has blonde, blonde hair and big blue eyes, along with an incredible vocabulary for her age. Brighton, the baby, has big blue eyes and red hair! She doesn’t have a vocabulary yet, as she’s still in the babble stage. She does babble quite well though.
Sophie loves and adores Mere and has decided that she loves and adores Joe-Joe also (Mere’s friend). She demonstrates her love by pounding on them and laughing like a loon. Unfortunately, Mere and Joe-Joe encourage this, as they think it’s funny also.
Sophie has very strict rules and as long as we adhere to them, she’s perfect. But don’t give her a baby sippy cup. She wants big girl cups only. She will also wear only her clothes and nothing else. I made her a skirt with a bunny top and she won’t wear it. She’s “afraid” of it.
Both of the girls really are very good. Both like to crawl up into Pop’s lap and watch TV and nap. Even as bad as he feels and even though he can’t really play with little ones anyone, he still loves them and they still love him. Kids have always loved Pop.
Brighton went to sleep in my lap Saturday night and Mere suggested I just put her in bed and let her stay at our house. I was terrified. My baby is almost 16 — what do I do with a real baby?
Mere said if she woke up, she’d just want a drink and she’d go right back to sleep.
So, Saturday night my baby Remy, my three dogs, one of which is as big as Remy, me and Brighton were all piled in my bed.
Mere was right. Brighton only woke up one time, asked for a drink and went right back to sleep.
What was fun was waking up Sunday morning.
Brighton loves my little black Pomeranian and when she woke up, there was Foxie, ready and willing to play. That’s all a baby needs to be happy.
I’m so glad we have access to charming little ones. I’m glad their mom will loan them out occasionally. I’m even happier that, mostly, Mere takes them home at night and then they go home with Mom. And, I can’t wait until they can come back!
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