What is going on behind those eyes of yours? I think at your age you can see clearly about 15 inches or so. I notice you like bright colors and patterns. So, close up, I’m holding colorful objects, shaking a small rattle back and forth, laying you on a colorful mat with stuff hanging above you and watching you look around- those kind of things.
When we are involved in these activities, I wonder if you are thinking,
“Why doesn’t that guy just relax and let me be?”
No, my hunch is you like to have things happening around you so you can get to know your world. Yet, it is at a very quiet, very focused time that I see you the most attentive. It is the time your eyes are most still and most focused, staring right into my eyes. It is when I am cradling you in my arm and feeding you a bottle.
I love that time of the day. You are safe, hugging close to your grandpa’s side, and the look in your eyes says,
“Everything is going to be alright…”
As it should be.