Do you know I almost didn't hit 'publish' on that post last night. I couldn't quite say what I wanted to say. Then I log in today and there you all are, making incredible thoughtful and intelligent and heartfelt comments about the article (comments way more intelligent than my post), and I'm reminded that this strange old blog land is one lovely flowing community of like-minded people.

That's why you're here. At this particular url. And me too. And I'm so grateful for that.

Which brings me to today.

Oh dear.


They love her, really.


She loves them. I'm sure she does.


But really, who would be a third child?


Except that this game was so fun for everyone, and just made me so glad to be here for it.

(And that's a soft toy at velocity right above the baby's head, for any DOCS case workers or grandfathers who might be stopping by…)



4 Comments on “enjoying

August 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Laughing out loud. Seriously. Too too funny.

August 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha..

Sarah B
August 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

I was too late to comment on the posts about Jacinta Tynan’s article, but very much felt I was in a place with good people here when I read all your responses. The crux of it really was, what an idiot to write that with one 9 month old (and stop making the rest of us feel inadequate!), but yes, we love our children.

But your photos are great Fi, they support what my Mum said after I had number 1, she said that one thing that is definitely better as you have more, is that you never need to entertain a baby again as much as you had to entertain a first…. because yes, the older ones are your live in circus, far more interesting and entertaining and distracting than Mum could ever be! (and it does bring a tear to your eye when they are all together like this, doesn’t it!)

August 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Oh, Fi, those blurry older kids are just wonderful- what fantastic shots. (And Ivy looks delighted, really. Not alarmed at all. Not a bit of “Mum, are you seeing this? Get me out of here!”)
We had siblings, 3 and 5, visit last week, and I’m so longing for there to be some in this little family!


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