It’s taken a number of weeks and I’ve finally sat down to try to get my head around Twitter. Perhaps it’s because of my head-cold, but I still can’t understand it. I am there at least…
This week at work was busy but calm. I now tend to just stay at the office until I get certain things sorted. Sometimes it’s easier to get someone started on a translation by sending them an email and ringing them on a Friday evening than waiting until Monday morning and praying that a translator will have enough time before my deadline next week!
Despite our colds, Helios and I babysat the neighbour’s daughter last night. She was good as gold. She’s just over a year old and into everything. I love the age that she’s at because she tends to say things with lots of emotion (sometimes very seriously like a philosopher) but in no tongue that I can understand. I call it “The Confucius Stage”. She regularly gave her stuffed duck some water with her Tommy Tippee cup.
Helios asked me more than once if she was dirty because he could smell her. I didn’t realise my head was quite so full of cold because I couldn’t smell her at all! I went ahead and changed her – sure enough, she needed it! We then watched Looney Toons I gave her a bottle and we had a cuddle before she went to bed. I thought she would go to sleep on me but didn’t drift off until Helios took her and patted her bottom.
It was when I was changing her that I realised just how much things have changed since I last changed nappies. These fasten with Velcro! She has a special bin for the dirty nappies that I just couldn’t work out how to open. I asked the baby but she just looked at me… In the end I had to ask Helios to figure out. Luckily he’s slightly more mechanically minded than I am and I think we disposed of the dirty properly.
Just before the proud parents returned home, the baby had a little night terror and started crying but I patted her bottom until she settled again.
Luckily the rest of the weekend we have nothing planned. I’ve already had an afternoon nap today and plan to get lots more rest tomorrow.