This is September 26th another day in my adventure in babysitting. I'm not sure what's up with Kate today. She's not her usual self. She was awake when I arrived at 7:00 and had been fed. She seemed happy then she spit up and got crabby. After that it was trial and error. I didn't know if she was still hungry or needed a change or had a sour tummy or what. I ended up just holding her and giving her a pacifier and she fell asleep. Later I took her for a walk and at first she loved it but after about 15 minutes she had enough. So back to trial and error. Through all of this she is basically patient with me. Isn't that the way it is with all of us? We often can't quite understand each other. We guess at how people around us are feeling, what they mean when they say something and if they really care. I recommend using Kate's strategy...be patient with the people you love and with those you don't as well. Thanks Kate for another life lesson. Here she is on the walk while she was still happy.
Poppi's Adventures in Babysitting
Jim Kemna (Poppi) was the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri until he retired at the end of June 2016. Now Jim is becoming an active grandparent. He is babysitting for his one month old granddaughter Katie. Before retirement Jim was responsible for assisting his bishop in promoting the vision of catechesis throughout the diocese. See Meet the Project Team for more information about this author.