So, I was in the church nursery today visiting with my girl after my meeting and as usual, many of the other babies were having meltdowns. I asked if mine was good while I was away and the lead worker shoots me a look like "of COURSE". Apparently, she never cries while I am away. She cries a bit when I leave just to get me nice and guilty and then she plays contentedly until I return. Little booger.
Well, this other baby, started WAILING when I came back. She (I thought it was a he - her name is Hayden) looked me square in the eye and yelled MAMA!!! She crawls over to me as I was nursing my own and grabs at my leg, pleading with me, Ma...Ma..Ma...Ma... Another nursery worker diverted her attention for awhile but then when I'd finished nursing, she came back with, Ma..Ma, imploring me to pick her up. I did. Just then Pumpkin spins around and catches me with another baby. She uncharacteristically shrieks at me to put. that. intruder. baby. down. this-instant! So I went to her, Hayden in tow and scooped her up and then she was just fine. I walked around the room with a baby in each arm, pointing out goldfish and flowers and bears. What a relief to have pacified my daughter's rival feelings before her real competition comes. I'm so proud of her temperament.
And holding two babies at once...Heaven.