Yesterday after the Saturday morning cartoons were over, Robyn and I went over to Lisa's house to see if she wanted to play with us. But guess who else we found there?
Lisa's Aunt Jeanine, (who she got her middle name from) and her baby cousin Katie were visiting.
When we came in, Lisa was reading a story to Katie. Awwww...she's so cute!
Lisa couldn't come out and play because her mom and aunt went to the grocery store. Her dad was at work, and her grandma was taking a nap. So we decided to keep Lisa company and help her look after the baby for a little while, until the grown-ups got back.
Lisa told us that Katie was only 7 months old. She was too young to walk, and wasn't really crawling yet, but sometimes she would get on her hands and knees and rock herself back and forth. That means she'll be crawling pretty soon. Lisa asked if we wanted to hold her. Robyn was too scared. She thought she would break the baby. But I said I would. It reminded me of when I was in West Virginia in February and held my friend Betta's baby brother, Little G. Katie was smaller than Little G, but I wasn't worried. I knew how to hold babies now. So I sat on Lisa's fold-out bed, and she put Baby Katie in my arms.
She wiggled and squirmed and made funny noises while she drooled. And she smelled good like vanilla and baby powder. Lisa said her aunt changed her before they went to the store. Robyn wanted to play with the baby too, so Lisa put her blanket on the floor and laid her down on it. Robyn and I talked baby talk to her and shook her toys in front of her to see which one she wanted. She kicked her feet and giggled and grabbed at both of her toys. She was so adorable!
After a while, Katie started rubbing her eyes and crying a little. Lisa said that meant she was getting sleepy and needed a nap. Lisa picked her up and put her in her travel bed. She gave a little yawn and stuck her thumb in her mouth. 'Night-night, Katie!
We sat around and rapped (really quietly), until Lisa's mom and aunt came home.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a baby brother or sister. Babies are really cute, but they also cry and poop a lot! It's different when you play with a doll, because you can just put them back in your toybox or on the shelf when you're tired of playing with them. You can't do that to a baby! I don't know how cute I would think a baby brother or sister was if they cried a lot, had messy diapers and spit up on me! I guess I'll just stick to playing with other people's babies! Hee!
Until next time, future readers,