Seeing as I still don't have my MacBook back from the repair place, I've found myself with some extra time on my hands over these last FOUR weeks (I am soooo ready for the stand-off b/w the military and the anti-gov't protesters to be over here, but I digress ... ). My sister is visiting for the week, so hanging out with her has been awesome. Madeline has total crazy-love for her auntie and they've bonded over pedicures, popsicles, and baking batches of oatmeal cookies. The toddler is warming up to
Auntie Uncle Dwight. Sadie cheerfully shared her board books and they played with Little People together yesterday, but the funniest shared adventure between Dwight and Sadie happened last night.
Sadie woke up around 9:15 when I was grabbing a quick shower before bed. As soon as I heard her wails, I turned the water off, speed-towelled, threw my pajamas on, and went in to settle her. She was worked up a lot more than usual. After she was sleeping in the dim light of the Ocean Wonders Aquarium again, I knocked on Dwight's door to confirm plans for today. At the end of our chat, she sheepishly admitted that she went in to see Sadie when she first woke up. She figured that if she kept the lights off, Sadie wouldn't notice who was patting her. Regardless, I guess that Sadie wasn't happy with that and started to cry harder. So, Dwight picked her up and tried to calm her, but Sadie still cried harder. So, my sister then decided that the situation just wasn't going to improve; she popped Sadie back in her crib and slunk out the door, leaving the scene of the crime as if nothing out of the ordinary had ever happened. And I honestly had no idea, but now realize why Sadie was more worked up than usual.
Other things from this MacBook-less week? My friend Kari introduced me to the TG/Thai Airways market in the Lard Prao area of Bangkok. For reasons that I cannot explain, there is a lot North American children's clothing there. The tees from The Children's Place that I bought there actually were tagged for sale in Canada. There was also lots of Gap Kids/Baby Gap and Old Navy. I bought a few things for the girls to grow into and be packed up with the rest of our personal effects in June for the move. I can always find something else to fill up my suitcase with this summer.
I've also been spending some of those extra hours at the house of a friend of mine here, cuddling and feeding one of the FOUR babies that she brought home from the hospital last weekend. You would not believe how much my arm had to be twisted to volunteer ... kidding, of course :) I love staring at those squishy little faces, but I am sort of surprised that I let myself out of their home without any of those oh-I-want-another-baby feelings. Sadie is still a baby, anyways, right?