Friday, June 27, 2014

Jekyll and ... solanum




Granddaughter is a dear little soul and on the whole very jolly. But occasionally, like any other baby, she is less impressed with life and lets us know this. It's comical but at the same time a bit stressful when babies are suddenly distraught - as if their entire worlds had crumbled - when you restrain them from putting their hands on the hot oven door or dropping a heavy glass paperweight on their foot. They yell louder than you would think possible; they weep hot tears; they dribble copiously from their tragic mouths.

Once, somewhere, I remember reading about a chap's reaction on seeing a baby - it might have been his own, newly-born one - and not finding it particularly attractive. As far as I remember, the chap said that he was handed "a sort of roaring tomato". And this describes rather well Granddaughter's instant change from being a jocular, tolerant sort of person to being - well, a roaring tomato. (She's got quite rosy cheeks, rather like her Granny (sorry, little L)).

Most of the time she's lovely, though. Yesterday I took her with me to have coffee with friends and she just sat on the sofa beside me the whole time, beaming and playing with her toys. So yummy.

9 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the Roaring Tomato..... our number 2 GD can do this one very well!

    Thank heaven that they smile most of the time. Your little one is a good girl to behave so well at your coffee with friends.

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  2. Little L beams very well doesn't she.......like The Little Girl In The Moon!

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  3. Beautiful pictures, from your new header right down to the last of little L.

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  4. Nobody does sheer unadulterated misery as well as a baby! Utter devastation and disaster ... for about five minutes. I spent one week just taking photos of number two son while he was crying, to get some balance into the visual record :)

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  5. Very cute. Those are the times when I get the tinest bit clucky...

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  6. They do go rather suddenly from happy and cheerful to high-octane distress. Very disturbing! But they forget all about it so quickly, that's the good thing.

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  7. I love that phrase, a roaring tomato! Very funny. There is a website called something like Why My Toddler is Crying which is full of photos of a young 'un being heartbroken or furious because their mean parents haven't let them play with a knife or a hot plate.

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  8. Stomper - Mum gave us the book version of "Why My Kid Is Crying" for Christmas.

    Then again, the other day little L was crying because... she had bumped her knee on the hard corner of "Why My Kid Is Crying". We didn't take a photo.

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  9. your gandbabies are the cutest, sweetest, most lovable babies in the World (except, of course, for my own grandbabies) whether or not they are Happy in the Moment!!!

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