Friday, April 11, 2008

Why is that so Much Better?

Gillian no longer likes baths. It is a heartbreak, really. She used to run & squeal with delight when she heard the water running. She would bounce up & down as we tried to undress her, eager to jump in. She would splash & play & swim. Now, I can't even get her to sit in the water. She screams, terrified of the thought.
We tried giving her a shower - maybe she would like that? It freaked her out. Not a chance.

And yet...

What makes the sprinkler so much better? Freezing cold water? Being outside? Not being told to do it?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Pork is a Nice Sweet Meat

Have you ever seen the movie Babe? I have. Many times. We watched it yesterday. And the day before. And the day before. And, maybe the day before that - I don't recall...

We think it is a marvelous movie. Gillian loves animals. My husband loves animals, & he loves puppetry in film. I don't have a particular love (nor a particular hate) for either. But, I love Babe. It moves me. It keeps making me cry. It always has. When Babe's mom is taken, when Fly's puppies are sold... but most especially when Babe & Hoggett are winners at the competition. I wonder why this movie gets me so good? Do I really love animals, deep down inside?!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Here's How You Do It

This is Gillian this morning, showing me how to rock a baby. She holds her hands together and goes back & forth. She loves to hold & rock her brother. But, he's a sensitive lad, and doesn't always handle her swift rocking motion very well...