28 Feb 2011
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ? First visit of Toby
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My weekend was rather tiring ! After 2 weeks of painters in the house our son announced us his visit with his little family. Grandson Toby, like Napoleon invaded Waterloo for the first time.
With the last energy which I had left after having cleaned the house, I was proud of myself to manage a little space for him, with his own little baby bed which I had bought for this purpose so that he could sleep well together with his parents.
Unfortunately the bed hasn't been used because it was apparently too big for a 3 1/2 months old baby, although I had been told that it is a bed already for newborns and our son had always slept in such a bed since I came home from hospital. I learned that times have changed and they are now squeezed into their pram when they stay overnight somewhere. I think I have to update myself on how to "handle" children today. I wonder how all kids born in the past survived ?? Even I who was sleeping in a drawer because there was no bed !
Toby of course has changed a lot since Christmas when we saw him the last time and is now a big boy of a little more than 65 cm (26 inches), a friendly, easy baby which loves to smile and has a very good appetite. He gets all excited when he sees his bottle !
The young parents were very busy and also quiet tired, little babies take a lot of energy !
Mr. G. interrupted his peaceful routine life and played the clown for little Toby. It was amazing that Toby mostly smiled with his Nonno (Grandpa) and less with me and I would even say less with his parents, but there I may be wrong. I recognized my old Mr. G. behaving like he did when he was a young father. Of course meanwhile he got a little rusty.
I too had my fun with Toby and when he didn't want to do his nap, I read him the instructions of "how to safe electricity" and "how to use Internet" because I didn't have another text near to me to read to him. He was really very interested and .... almost fell asleep but only almost ! Mr. G. who sat besides me was fighting not to fall asleep with my sweet explanations about electricity bills !
Saturday night, when Toby slept we had a nice Sushi, with some interruptions because the very conscientious young parents had to check on Toby each time he made a little noise, and as you can see Arthur replaced them at the table.
On Sunday, while they went to the Waterloo market I visited an exhibition of a Photographer who is specialized in Photoshop and also gives lessons. As it's already some time that I wanted to take Photoshop lessons, I asked him if he also teached. And he did ! So now I have to decide on the day and will finally learn at least a little about photoshop. It's also nice that the guy is living just around the corner.