Babies need routine in order to feel secure. If their world is predictable they just do better. I think we all do better if we have a basic structure to our lives. There are limits of course. Adventure and excitement are what makes life interesting and meaningful, but a predictable routine is the foundation that the adventure is built upon. Today was not a routine day. The usual eat, change, sleep and play was interrupted. We were having new doors put on our house (remember the break in?). I had to meet the builders at 9:00 so I loaded Kate into the car along with an extra bed and two bags of stuff. I had to wake her up to get there on time. Then they cancelled on me. Meanwhile Kate was great. She was very patient despite being hungry and needing a change. People say patience is a virtue. I think it is missing in our society today. We all have something to learn from Kate. Here is a picture of her looking a bit worried during the crazy day we had.
I love you Kate.
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.