My youngest sister is in town. With her husband and 3 kids aged almost-10, 8, and 3-and-a-half. Which means I spent yesterday, for the most part, in contact with babyflesh. Oh yay.
I had forgotten how it feels when smalls cuddle up to you, engrossed in something you show them. When you’re just the safe seat, the what to lean against. How they breathe all soft.
Then we played in the pool. I’d also forgotten what a workout little kids can be. (Not forgotten in the mists of time – one never forgets the work of childrearing. Just hadn’t needed to remember lately.) I swung my little nephew around the pool and bubbled underwater with him. Oh yay.
Given sun, babyflesh, and various swingings and bouncings, I was tired and went to bed early. It’s good we have babies when we’re young, so as to keep up with their beings. Once we get older, it’s good when there are still some around to borrow.
Have a wonderful weekend.