Saturday, September 7, 2013
After an early dinner, it was time to entertain baby. The family headed off to do pleasant things, and I got to be with baby. I put him in the carriage and had him "follow" me around while I cleaned. Then we had our little walk in the parlour. I set the carriage on "recline" and baby laid down. I started to briskly walk him through the rooms. He immediately sat up, reached for the carriage - tray and excitedly hung on (for dear life)! Back and forth we went through the kitchen and parlour. Anytime I would catch a glimpse of his sweet little face, he was smiling and happy!
As I walked, I prayed for him and for the family. We walked and walked through the rooms while old gospel music, by J. D. Sumner, played quietly from the kitchen radio.
I started to notice the tablecloth needed straightening, or a dish needed to be brought to the kitchen. The next time I passed by, I would fix something or grab an item with one hand and bring it with us to put away. Baby loved it when I cleaned while we walked!
It finally dawned on me that perhaps the reason I have so much trouble with my tired, swelling hands, is because I am always prettying up something while pushing and turning a carriage at the same time. I will just rest more later on. . . Nevertheless, it is worth it to entertain baby with my cleaning and walking antics.
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