A morning with Lucy, 7 months old:
Hey guys! I'm awake in here! If I grunt a bit I can get over to those bars and kick at them, that'll wake them up. OOOH!!! My blanky! Man I love this blanky. Gonna eat it. Wow I'm strong, I'm up on my knees, I don't even know how that happens but I'm doing it. YOU GUYS I'M DOING STUFF IN HERE! Oh, I'm happy. WHOA, blanky you just snuck up on me - love you sneaky blanky! You're funny, c'mere I'm gonna stuff you in my face. YOU GUYS! ... I know, I'm gonna smash my heels down super hard lotsa times. YOU GUYS I'M SMASHING AROUND GET IN HERE! Weeeee this is fun!
SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS I'M SAD AND MAD NOW. I DON'T LIKE ANYTHING ANYMORE - OH! Hi! I didn't hear you come in... there was a lot of noise. HI! HI! HI! I'm happy to see you! I'M MAD IT'S NOT FIFTEEN MINUTES FROM NOW! Gimme your shoulder I need to get aggressive with it. GIVE IT TO ME I'm gonna cuddle it angrily I NEED TO WIPE MY FACE ALL OVER IT.
YES. The bottle put it in my face, INMYFACEINMYFACEINMYFACE... Yessssssss. Oh my god - did you make this? This is good. Yes. Perfect. It's so good I can't stop wiggling my fingers, my fingers are excited about this. What do you put in here? I'm getting transported to another place. I think I hear a water feature. My eyeballs... my eyeballs are falling back into my brain. I can see all my favourite things back there. Tupperware lids everywhere. I love it here. Ooooh, that's nice. I'm gonna keep this a secret. I'm gonna pull my favourite blanky all over my face and hide in this secret magic bottle land. I love it here - I CAN'T BREATHE. God, get that off my face. PUT IT BACK. Shhhhh, this is a secret, I don't want anyone else to know about this, put it back on my face. All over. Yeah, I'm gonna hide here forever. This is amazing. Keep rocking. God this is cozy. This is delicious.
I'M FULL. Do you want me to get sick? I can not take another sip of that, get it away. Get me up there. Yeah, to your shoulder. I'm gonna cuddle the crap out of it. Whoa, where am I? I feel weird. Good weird. But weird. Ooooohhh, I'm happy. I love this shoulder. Sing me a little song. Oh, this is relaxing, hold on, gonna vomit on you a little bit. There it is. Blech.
I feel good! I'm giggling! You're funny. Come a little closer... closer... closer... I just wanna... GRAB YOUR HAIR! I'm never gonna let go. Ever. I'm just gonna hold and pull, I love this stuff. What? Is this not gentle? You're gonna have to pry it out of my cold dead... SOMEONE IS COMING! I hear something. WHICH WAY, WHICH WAY? OH MY GOD IT'S MY SISTER! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! I'm flapping my wings, I can fly I can fly I can fly! I'M SCREAMING! I wanna play. Lets play.
Rrrrraaaawwwwrrrrr! I'm a puppy! I'm growling - hear that? IN MY MOUTH! I'm gonna put everything in my mouth! Get down here! I'm gonna eat your face. And that! PUT THAT IN HERE! Thats disgusting, give me something else. Love this. Gonna chew on this living room for a while.
NNNAAAAA NAA NA NA NA! MAAAAAMAAAA! MAMAMAMAMAMA! Na! Yeah, think about that.
I'm wiggling my bits! Look at them go! Everything's moving. I'M FANCY! Look at all my parts go! Weeeeee!
Lets play forever, I love this. Look at this trick, look, watch, see? See this toy? I'm gonna drop it. GET IT! Pick it up! Give it back to me! OK, look. See it? Look at this toy, I'm gonna drop it! OH MY GOD THIS IS FUNNY. Fetch! Fetch! AGAIN! Again again again again forever! Give it back to me - HA! I'm not even gonna close my hand on it I'm just gonna let is slide right off PICK IT UP! Lets play this for three days. I love this.
Stop. I can't play that anymore I need to roll. I'm rolling. I'm rolling. I'm rolling look at me go! You guys! WHY ARE YOU SO FAR AWAY FROM ME! I can't reach you. I'm reaching so hard and you are SO FAR. I don't like this. Come get me! Wait, I gotta do stuff. LOOK AT ME. LOOK. I'm planking. Where do I even learn this stuff? HOLY CRAP THIS IS HARD, I'm planking. I can't stop. ARG! The carpet just smashed me in the face again, I gotta get away from it. I'M PLANKING! I'm getting tired but I can't stop. OK this is annoying, I'm working out and I can't stop. I'm doing infinity reps and I can't take it anymore! PICK ME UP - OH MY GOD THANK YOU. That was ruthless.
You're nice. I like you. Gonna give you a little smack. Eat it! Eat my finger! EAT MY HAND. It fits in there - do it, I'm gonna scratch your gums with my nails. I love your face. Gonna smack you in the face. You're nice. LET ME GO! I need to work out.
I'M JUST KIDDING. Pick me up. Not like that, that makes me all twisty. I CAN'T STOP TWISTING but don't put me down but pick me up differently. Show me something. I've seen that. Show me something I've never seen before. Get a funnel or something. I don't like that thing. Boring. Boring. Try again. I'm losing patience. I saw that once last week. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? Give me that. Gimme gimme gimme. I'm gonna smash it on something. I want to lick it. SMASH! In my mouth again. Seriously, what the hell is this? I need to look closer. More smashing. This thing is hardy. I like it. Feels good in my mouth. Ok I'm done. I'm dropping it. No - not playing fetch. I never want to see that again. Take it away.
Lets cuddle a bit. Show me a book I can rip up. Hey - come here you. I like your face. MY BLANKY! Oohhhhhh yessssssss! Rub it on my face. See you in a few I'm gonna disappear in here for a while. EAT IT. Eat my blanky. DO NOT RESIST THIS, you love cotton in your mouth. Just do it, it's great. Get in there. Give it back.
OK, I'm done. My eyes feel weird. I need your shoulder - YOUR SHOULDER - GIVE IT TO ME. Give me blanky, I want to have a fight with my blanky. DO NOT TAKE ME TO THE SLEEPING AND EATING ROOM. DO NOT TAKE ME IN HERE! YOU ARE WRECKING MY LIFE! Don't like this don't like this don't like this! Leave my diaper alone. I like it wet and soggy. STOP. GET ME OUT OF HERE.
Wait. Is that a bottle? WAIT! ARE YOU PUTTING ME TO SLEEP?
I'M MAD AT YOU! Wait. This is cozy. PUT IT IN MY FACE in my face... yessssss....
Shhhhh.... it's a secret. Oh my eyeballs are falling into my brain... oh god, there is lots of tupperware back here. This is my favourite place... I love this... keep rocking... this is delicious. This is good. I love my life. Yum. Yum forever. Never stop, never stop... I'm being transported...
STOP. Are you trying to drown me? Ok, I feel good. Is that my favourite book? Read it to me, K? Sing me a little song. I like this. More rocking. Yes to all of it. Lets rub faces. I'm gonna spit on you a bit. I'm growling. Give me your face I'm gonna growl in your mouth. Oh, this is good. Hear that? That was different. I think I'm purring. Ok, fine. You can put me in my bed. I feel funny. BLANKY! Love you blanky! What? You are gonna put that little song machine on for me? You're nice, you get a smile. I like it here. Ok, go away, I need to tell my blanky stuff. K, bye! Miss you.