With only a couple more weeks of my Granny Nanny stint to go, I’m trying to drink in every delicious baby scent, every adorable baby coo, every moment of this very special time with baby Andy.
The days just fly by and I have that familiar feeling, a memory from the days when my own children were babies, “what on earth did I do all day?!”.
Each morning starts with a tour of the kitchen where we greet all the family members whose pictures are posted on the refrigerator.
We also give a “How do you do” to The First Lady or more accurately, to the Michelle Obama magnetic paper doll.
Such a snappy dresser! Plus she is enjoying a slice of Chicago-style pizza – excellent taste!
We stop by the Disney posters and sing a rendition of The Mickey Mouse Club song and It’s A Small World.
The Disney indoctrination is well on its way.
(We have even booked Andy’s first trip to Disney World since he was too young to go along on our last pilgrimage.)
For some reason I’m a little obsessed with the soundtrack from Mary Poppins.
So many excellent songs: A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, I Love To Laugh…
I’m pretty sure that Andy’s first word is going to be
My go-to lullaby is Stay Awake.
The song sounds slightly different in my “melodic” voice…
But my very favorite song, the one that we (and by we, I mean I) sing all day, is Let’s Go Fly A Kite.
I sing this while changing diapers, while putting Andy in his car seat and anytime the little guy needs to calm down. I don’t know why it is so effective but it sure is!
In addition to spending time with Andy, I’ve also enjoyed some adventures with Chip and Dale. Their little 2 1/2 year old selves seem like such big boys compared to their wee cousin, Andy.
In a couple of weeks I will leave Boston and my Granny Nanny job to start working on our next big adventure: moving from California back to Chicago!! Never a dull moment.
I will always cherish this very special time with Andy, just as I do the many weeks I was able to spend with Chip and Dale when they were babies.
And I look forward to many, many more fun times with all of these guys.
Let’s go fly a kite!
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