Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Le Petit changes his mind

Finally, perhaps, just perhaps, la nounou is alright after all.

That's what le Petit seemed to decide today.

I breathe a huge sigh of relief.

I dropped him off at quarter to eleven. There were tears as he watched me disappear into the elevator, but la nounou immediately headed out with him for a walk and he quickly calmed down. He chilled out sufficiently to even wait patiently at the post office without a word of protest, which is more than I can often manage. Once back at the apartment he remembered he missed me and cried a bit, but soon a combination of music, distracting toys, and la nounou's constant attention won him over.

He was happy the rest of the afternoon. He held onto the couch and danced, he chased empty water bottles around the living room, he tried to empty crates of CDs. When I picked him up at five o'clock, he was in top form and la nounou was relieved. Exhausted, but relieved.

She was a little perplexed that he didn't nap at all the entire day.

She'll have ample time to try and figure that one out later.

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