I’m just back from giving her highness a bottle. Unlike every other 20 month old in the world, our baby does not sleep through the night. At the moment she is choosing to wake up twice a night which is not as bad as last month’s thrice a night but not quite as good as September’s once a night which led us to hope that she might give it up altogether She likes to taunt us.
Anyway, now that I am back at work, we do the bottles on alternate nights. So Mr. Waffle did last night. And I heard a heartbreaking cry from her room “Mama, Mama, Mama”. And I lay there and didn’t go to her and I felt something tighten in my chest. It was really very hard. And when my loving spouse came back I said “was she ok, I heard her calling me”. And he said “oh, but she always calls for you when I go in”. And I felt terrible. So tonight Mr. Waffle is away for work and I am almost glad that I get to get up and give her her bottles. So in I went in with the bottle. She was sitting up in bed. I said “I’m here, sweetheart” and in a heartbroken voice she said “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy” Tell me, do you think she’s just playing with us?
on 08 December 2004 at 01:18
Absolutely. She knows a soft-touch when she sees one.
It’s an innate characteristic of the young and the non-male.
on 08 December 2004 at 11:22
She has a career in the media ahead I feel.
on 08 December 2004 at 11:52
Of course she is. That girl will go far.
on 08 December 2004 at 20:43
as I thought, a true princess
on 08 December 2004 at 20:45
She’s just proving who is in charge so you don’t forget.
on 09 December 2004 at 22:33
FT, yes, good comment. JD, you’re just being cynical. Bobble, Pog, quite possibly. Hmm, Lauren, I didn’t know thta they were supposed to be contrary. Beth, do you really think that’s at all likely?
on 09 December 2004 at 22:52
on 12 December 2004 at 22:13
My mistake, JD.