Help I need somebody…Not just anybody…

That is Astrid’s call to us constantly.  She is crawling and she is stuck. She is mad. She is left in the room alone and crawls to find us after screaming her displeasure of being left.

She is outside and is putting every leaf and grass blade in her mouth and she needs constant attention.

She is a baby and she is quite a pain.
So lately, Eloise carries her around wherever she may be going, because it saves my back, my mind, my sanity, my time…and is currently simpler than baby-proofing.

And frankly, when Eloise is her personal chauffeur, she is a very happy baby indeed.


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  1. says

    What a cutie & what a wonderful helper you have! Drew will play alone, but he LOVES the company of his siblings best! And if someone walks by him or over him, he will also scream & get very upset! He would prefer everyone stop & play awhile…
    And I hear you on the eating every bit of dirt, sticks, rocks, sand…everything!

  2. Jen says

    Wow, Eloise really *has* taken on the role of your personal assistant, hasn’t she? lol You’re lucky—Caroline is only 4 and not quite strong to cart Sydney around for me—I wish! lol

    I hear ya on the needing constant attention…….the problem here is that Sydney is strong. She can yank open a cabinet door that one would *think* would be too hard for her to open…….she can now pull out drawers that *used* to close tightly……..she’s much, much different from Caroline who, honestly, never really got into anything! I keep reminding myself that her strength and determination will one day be great assets to her 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Amanda C. says

    Parallel universe.. H. does the EXACT same thing for me with J. Carries him everywhere.. and he too loves to eat nature. Can’t wait for him to walk, maybe he won’t eat the acorns, pebbles and bark mulch as much.