I’m sick today. Ache-y, Kleenex-shoved-up-my-nose-to-keep-it-from-dripping, cough-y sick. Thankfully, in the Lord’s mercy, He has given Anja an other-worldly ability to entertain herself today. Seriously, she’s been playing and reading books alone for the better part of two hours now. She started in her room, disassembling piles of clothes (I’ve been sorting out the ones she’s outgrown for storage), reading books (she literally pages through them and “reads” to herself…not bad for an almost-one-year-old), and walking herself around the outside of her crib, trying to reach the pacifier that lies in the middle of it. Then she moved on to the living room, reading more books and completely emptying her toy box all over the floor. I couldn’t care less about that right now. 🙂
Me, I know things need getting done despite my desire to lie in bed with a book moaning, so I’ve done laundry, put away scads of clothes (those piles, they are my nemeses), worked on a few blog posts, re-scheduled some appointments, rotated Anja’s toys (part of the reason she’s kept herself so busy…she hasn’t seen these toys in about 2 months) and books, and re-stocked her dresser with hand-me-downs that say “12-18 mos.” in the tag. She doesn’t quite fit in them yet, but by fall she will. I’ve also cleaned up some of my minions, which are what Husband calls the Kleenexes that escape me in the night and fall behind the bed. I think the first time he mentioned this, several years ago, he said something to the effect of, “Your minions are assembling an army behind the bed.” He cracks me up.
And oh my goodness–it’s two minutes to nap time, and here she comes, crawling down the hall to tell me so. Who else has such a responsible baby?
Anyway, here’s a photo to make you happy–a sweet newborn I got to shoot almost two weeks ago. Isn’t she cute?