"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Baby-minding




"Ella and Mason are coming for a couple of hours," Keith announced yesterday afternoon. These are two of his grandchildren, aged two and ten months respectively. Forewarned is forearmed so I dashed around removing anything I thought might attract the attention of baby exploration and inquisitiveness. Laptops, phones, ornaments, all were removed - out of sight, out of mind, but I forgot about the imitation coal on the fire, the post-it notes pad and the ornamental grasses. Still, we had a lovely time with them and were still alive to tell the tale afterwards. It's amazing how easy it is to forget how much energy babies and toddlers need though!






2 comments:

Silverback said...

Just wait till I visit you.

Forewarned indeed !!

Jennyta said...

Just give us 6 weeks notice, Ian. :)

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