Saturday, October 21, 2006
My friends' children all have perfect nursuries.
Freshly painted walls.
Cribs, rugs and curtains match.
Regular mealtimes, naptimes and bedtimes.
Most take baby sign, baby swim and baby yoga classes.
Chase, on the other hand, sleeps in my lap, among other places.
She sleeps when she is tired and eats when she is hungry.
She's lived in 2 countries (UK and Switzerland) and visited 5 more (Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, US, France, Italy). She's on track to additionally visit Belgium, Luxembourg and Singapore in the next two weeks - and will pick Singapore or China as her third home country.
All this means she will have been in at least 10 countries in her first 8 months - and visited some more than once.
She doesn't know baby sign, but I'm pretty sure she knows German, as well as English. Soon she will learn Mandarin.
It will be interesting to see how all this moving about influences the woman she'll become. Will she be a home-body or will she be nomadic? Will she be well-adjusted or need loads of therapy?
Posted by Chase at 12:53 AM