Nanny Scamp

For the next few weeks I will be helping my cousins by watching their daughter. I love hanging out with my little Dillybean. She’s pretty mellow, and my Grinch heart melts a little every time she falls asleep on me. A lot of times I won’t put her in her crib right away because she is so cuddly and warm, and she smells like clean baby.

 

She feeds herself,  allowing me two hands to hold my textbook open

She feeds herself, allowing me two hands to hold my textbook open

 

She naps like clockwork...and looks cute doing it

She naps like clockwork…and looks cute doing it

 

She thinks my jokes are funny

She thinks my jokes are funny

 

She wakes up in the strangest positions

She wakes up in the strangest positions

 

I really enjoy spending time with her. This is good for me because I have a little money coming in now until I start my new job next month, and I have a new found respect for the people in my cohort with families, especially the people with babies. While taking care of her is easy, it does require my full attention and I do not get as much studying done as I thought I would when I am with her. Usually I can hold her while I read, but she is squirmy, and she needs to be stimulated (she also thinks that my History of American Higher Education book is boring, so reading that to her is a no go). I suppose I could put on Baby TV for a bit to keep her entertained, but I find that channel to be a form of torture for me, so I sing her silly songs, read her stories, or just walk her around and point out all the things around her. I usually leave ready for a nap.

I have a complete and total new found respect for working parents.

 

 

 

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One comment

  1. Michelle Davis · September 20, 2013

    She is so cute. Best study buddy you have had for a while.

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