Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Lunch

I visited Mabel Watson Payne in her home today and brought take-out Thai food for her hardworking but jubilant mother and father. More flowers had of course arrived. Mabel Watson Payne has many fans. She had her one-week birthday yesterday.

This was the first time I had a chance to see the baby dwelling in use. The curtains are kept open during the day for activities like diaper-changing and for naps. The curtains are only closed at night. Mabel Watson Payne is at the stage of learning the difference between day and night.

The grown-ups ate lunch during one of the fairly brief waking intervals when Mabel Watson Payne had had as much food and sleep as she needed and was serenely alert.

But soon it was sleep-time again. Several different swaddling-styles are in use for sleep-times, and each has its appropriate nickname. I can't remember if this one is called the burrito-wrap or the samosa-wrap.