Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976)
On Antonio's blog he's got this feature with quotations for the day. Today there was one I really liked from Agatha Christie.
"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood."
And doesn't that ring absolutely true? When we're young everything is amplified. Remember how big Grammy's house was when you went to visit as a kid, only to realize as an adult that it's a rather modest house. Or how huge the beach was on your family's summer vacation, only to see a seaweed covered, rocky beach with dark, cold water as an adult? Or how fast you zoomed round and round on the giant, colorful horse on the merry-go-round, only to be totally unimpressed as an adult by the tacky plastic horse that slowly bobs up and down?
I know that for me, sometimes when a sight or sound or smell triggers one of those happy childhood memories, I can literally still taste it... it comes flooding back and impacts me like no adult memory can.
So that's what I want to do my best to give Radar... a happy childhood. Of course I want to keep him safe and healthy, and I want him to have every advantage in learning... but I think I agree with Agatha. I also think that he'll be very lucky and well served in life if he remembers his childhood as a happy one.
Now for a quick update on last night. This was Radar when I went to bed at 10pm.
This was Radar when I woke up (or rather, when he woke me up) at 6:30am.
Please notice that there is a very unequal distribution of space on the bed. I weigh about 4 times Fanny and Radar put together, so why do I only get the corner? Life is so unfair!
Lots of love,
Titi and Radar
PS - Regarding the comments in favor of continued co-sleeping. Jenna, I am totally unable to build something from scratch (refer to sock puppet post) and Lori, although the "attach a bed" won't work (my room isn't big enough), I am seriously eyeing the side rails. And of course I would expect you to side with Radar... I have come to terms with being very secondary!