Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday Baby Blogging

Alex in the garden

I like this picture because it conveys a rare hint of her inner life. Mostly, at 15 months, everything is right there on the surface.

She's had a rough week with her Papa away. I thought she might cry for him or search for him a lot, given that before he left she was in a very papacentric mood. She'll talk about him when we look at his picture, but she doesn't bring him up. Instead, the stress of his absence is manifesting as extreme clinginess to me. I had to leave work early today because she spent the entire morning crying for me. It's as if she has figured out that if he could leave, I could leave - and then she'd be alone.

(Fortunately, the Significant Otter returns tomorrow.)