This is September 29th another day in my adventure in babysitting. Today I think I had a conversation with Kate. Normally I talk to her just to fill the silence and sometimes I get a little googoo or something from her but today we had a real five minute back and forth talk. I would say something and she would give me a sound and a look back. She even seemed like she was trying to form sounds. It was very cool. It takes effort to communicate but the most important thing is attention. If the other person knows that they have your undivided attention wonderful things can happen. Kate gets that from me. I'm not sure what she's saying to me, but from the look on her face it had to be good. I can't wait until she can use words so I can know what she is actually saying to me. This is pretty good for now though.
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.