Yesterday Kiwi got a series of vaccinations. I had hoped the shots would make her sleep—after all, after the first round of ’em two months ago she got her longest stretch of shut-eye ever.
Alas, it was not meant to be.
We must have been on the same page because this week my mom, Eric and I also tried sharing our day’s high and low at dinner. It felt a little silly, but it was nice to hear the highlights and dips of my loved ones’ days.
Here, then, are a few smiles from my week.
Smiling through sleep deprivation
Kiwi’s happiness. She is so talkative, especially when she’s happy. She sounds like a Wookie!
Yoga with Peeper. Last night Peeper and I hung out just the two of us. I was stretching and she said, “That’s downward dog, Mom, isn’t it?” That led us to exploring more postures—whichever ones I could think of with interesting names, like mountain, cat/cow, triangle and tree. She tried to mimic me, and when we ran out of “tricks,” as she calls poses, she made up her own. My favorite: giraffe!
Quiet moments. The other morning I was breastfeeding Kiwi. She gently brushed her hands over my collarbone, cheek and shoulder as she nursed. In the other room, Peeper and my mom were rocking in the glider and singing Beatles songs. As Nana sang “Rocky Raccoon,” Peeper interrupted every so often. “What’s ‘rival’?” and “What’s ‘Bible?'” Then they sang “Yellow Submarine” as a duet.
As Peeper’s voice mingled with my mom’s, and as Kiwi drifted closer to sleep, I smiled. It was a perfect moment.
What made you smile this week?