I woke up this morning to a very stuffy, very snotty baby. It's been a rather long day. It's 6:03 and I'm ready to put Jackson and myself to bed. Since he obviously has a cold, I had to cancel a class at Gymboree that was scheduled for the morning. But we went ahead with the hair cut. I gave Jackson a bath late in the day and I savored the sweetness of all that hair. It's really curly when it's wet and fun to play with. I dried him off and took some pictures while it was still wet. Curt came home and we all drove to a small salon in an old house in our neighborhood. Jackson sat in Curt's lap while the hairdresser cut his hair and I took pictures. Her son Baxter had the job of distracting Jacks and getting him to look down. I could tell he's done it many times before. She put some of his hair in a little keepsake sack for me. I have to say that he looks very handsome. We made it without any tears - his or mine.
I just got my "My Baby This Week" email from BabyCenter.com. I thought this was amusing:
Not every child adopts a "lovey." But if yours does, respect it and encourage it as the beloved new family member that it is — or is likely to become.
(Note: BabyCenter says a lovey is a "transitional object," or a "mother subsitute" which becomes a child's source of peace and comfort when he or she can't get to mommy. Wow, that's a deep definition.)
RESPECT THE LOVEY, PEOPLE.