High five

June 16th, 2005 at 10:14 pm by james

“We’re going to go and wake up baby, Josie, would you like to help?”
“Yes, wake up baby.” [running upstairs]
“Now Josie, listen to daddy, look at me. [Holding her gently by the shoulders] We’re going to wake up baby very quietly – look at me please – we’re going to go into baby’s room very quietly and quietly wake her up. No-one’s going to shout ‘Wake up, baby!’, okay?”
[Mum and Dad roll around helplessly shrieking with laughter]

I think we might be slightly sleep-deprived.

Yesterday Josie gave Sophie a cracking double-handed ‘high five’. Unfortunately Sophie was fast asleep at the time – she likes to sleep on her back with her hands up on either side of her face. It’s an easy mistake to make.

We popped in to the little school down the road for an hour or so today, and Josie had a lot of fun painting and playing in the water-play tank. She even sat with everyone in a circle at the beginning of the day to practice the names of fruit and veg (?!) and sing songs, which she told Mum all about when we got home. She also tried to drink the water in the play tank but was stopped in very short order by a lady who told her it was “uraaaagh”. All the way home I was told “Josie drink water uraaaagh”. I tried to find more positive things to talk about.

For all its charm, the minders very clearly feel a burden to teach the kids stuff (unless that’s just put on for visiting parents), so I decided it’s worth visiting the competition, starting tomorrow.

We’ve put some new pics of Sophie in the bath in the gallery.

2 Responses to “High five”

  1. Kerry-b Says:

    You wake babies? Are you mad? Or just CLINICALLY sleep-deprived?

  2. james Says:

    Ummm. Those last two, I think.

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