It’s nice when you find yourself entertaining

I was tidying up the kitchen with my back turned to Molly when I heard her laugh out loud. She was taking sips of water and spitting them back out.

I thought I probably shouldn’t encourage her to play with food but it did seem like a lot of fun so I was torn between telling her to stop and laughing along. I chose to smile with my back turned away from her. Until I decided that her happy, throaty laugh and that moment, in general, were too precious to miss just for a sake of discipline so I took out my camera and filmed it all.

Lost in translation?

A neighbour commented today on “how big our son was” and the woman whose dog Klara sometimes plays with told me that “our boy has really nice blonde hair”.

It doesn’t bother me at all that people mistake Molly for a boy, but I talked to these particular people about Molly at least 10 times in the last year. Maybe my German’s way worse than I thought.

Baby’s favourite cuddly toy

Door stopperThey say a baby should have a cuddly toy to carry around with her to feel safe. Molly wasn’t interested in any toys of that kind until recently when she discovered a doggy, who she’s very affectionate towards. Unfortunately, he happens to be a door stopper, too heavy and impossible for her to even lift, let alone carry anywhere.

I guess she’ll feel very safe in front of her room at least…

Everything freaky is less weird with a dog

Almost all of the potentially weird things seem less freaky if you have a dog with you. Hanging out in the bushes, walking through the park after dark, screaming random commands…

But if you choose to drink coffee out of a normal coffee cup while sitting in a parked car, having a dog sit next to you on a passenger seat, surprisingly makes you seem weirder.