Today I have to spend much of the day writing my speech for court (next Wednesday) and my old translator Inna is coming over this afternoon to help me work on it.
Yesterday, as I was prowling around the vast expanse of my apartment looking for a diversion, I came across a cupboard I had not yet explored. And inside I found a treasure trove of more bad novels, a Yahtzee board and a baby book “your baby’s first year”. It then occurred to me that I haven’t actually read any books on babies. Sure, I read “how to make your child a reader” and “Raising a moral child”, but I hadn’t actually read anything about what to do with them before they are reading or making moral decisions. So I thought, hmmm, might be a good idea to peruse. Well, wouldn’t you know it is chock full of information. I read the 4-7 months section first since Annabelle is 7 months. One of the things mentioned is that they should start sitting on their own during this time period. So we worked on that today. You can see below how that worked out.
book also says that if your child is crying for no good reason (as opposed to
when mama doesn’t change her diaper) you should use “kind
words” to distract her. So
when Annabelle started getting cranky today, for no apparent reason, I used my
kind words and applied a dab of logic (my own little addition to the recipe)
and tried to figure out what was wrong with her. Was she upset because Nortel was down in
the stock market? Or was it because
of the increasing nuclear standoff with