Great video from TED about the linguistics of babies. Babies are geniuses and their brains are processing everything we sa.
I can’t get anything done when the baby is awake. I have to surrender to this. And when he starts to crawl and walk – well, game over, because he will have four limbs at work and I am barely containing the two working hands. So here is a photo of the day for today’s post. If I had the time and he actually napped for longer, I would write an essay called, “How They Grow So Fast.” Maybe I can write that tonight after class on mom’s night off. I love mom’s night off. Really I do. I really love it. Did I say that already. I go to grad class from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and my in-laws watch the boy until my husband gets home from work. I commute so I leave town at about 4 pm to meet my friend, Christina (another wonderful writer in the ECU MA in English Creative Writing program) for dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant. After class I go to a coffee shop and write or just enjoy the alone time to be with my muse.
Got to go. Baby alarm. The boss is calling.
Enjoy the photo.
Enjoy your day.
I took this photo, “Birds on Red Statue” in 2008 in San Antonio, Texas when I presented at the NCTE Conference (National Council of Teachers of English). That was a fun trip. What a great city. Anyone have a good title for this photo? I am thinking about making some cards with this photo. What would the line on the inside of the card say? “Did you hear about Albert?”
My husband wrote and illustrated these loves notes for two years. He put them in my lunchbox. How sweet.