Wednesday 27 May 2015

Busy day

Our first whole day with the Busy B.

We are known as Gah collectively.
Or that might be cats.
Or cars.
She likes going to sleep in the sling
while you sing My Bonny Lies over the Ocean
in your dreariest voice.
She wakes from a nap with 
a small self-congratulatory round of applause.
My glasses are not safe.
She likes watermelon, blueberries and pears.
She'll take your arm off for a ripe apricot.
She likes singing and
certain pages of all her many, many books.
She can stand up.
If she falls, she rolls like a stunt artist
in a James Bond movie.
She can rip a velcro pelican bib off with one hand.
This indicates that a meal is over.

An early night tonight I think.

We have another full day of delight tomorrow.


  1. Lucille, you are very generous to share these early hours with the rest of us. Your granddaughter has excellent taste in seasonal fruits, and I admire her approach to velcro.

    May both of you all all have beautiful dreams tonight. xo

  2. Awww bless - hope you slept well after your full day.

  3. What a lovely post, you've made me smile. She sounds like quite a character.

  4. This is your chance to teach her a Party Trick in case she ever meets Kazuo Ishiguro, and to delight her unsuspecting parents. My own small niece, for example, has learned to emit a warning beep like a lorry when crawling backwards.

  5. She sounds like knows her own mind - good for her - and she is clearly adorable.

  6. So many cuddlesome curves! And it looks as though she is ready to join the local library - always an excellent fall back plan for rainy days.

  7. Such a gorgeous age! I used to sit for as long as I could with my children on my lap reading 'Peepo' or 'Each Peach Pear Plum' when they were this small. Precious moments.

  8. Busy, busy, busy, you are. And will be. A delightful kind of busy, of course. :-)

    Love the name of your blog! The William Morris quote, yes? I love that full quote too, of course. What a guide line... For a home. And for a life.

    Gentle hugs,
    (in the upper NE of the US)

  9. How strong and clear her character is so early in life and how strongly you convey it in your words. I love the way our granchildren (four so far, two more to come this summer) are already so much themselves. The eighteen month old is a cheery, adventurous, determined, hilarious, resilient character. The nine month old is already laid back, relaxed, placid and easy going boy, curious but quietly self contained. Isn't it marvellous?

  10. What fun..... Every time you post something about that lovely grandchild, I feel a little more excited about mine coming in September!