These two photos were texted to Anne yesterday. They show Anna, wearing her new sweater and knitted cap. She looks pretty good in both of them. She looks really happy with her new cap. Anna was born last fall and while her mother was on maternity leave, Anne taught her mother’s fourth grade class until the end of the year. Anne thought that it would be a nice idea to knit a baby shower gift.
When Dave was growing up, he looked askance at Anne’s affection for other people’s babies. If we were in a restaurant and he caught Anne making goo-goo eyes at a baby, at a neighboring table, we would scold her for it. His usual reasoning went along the lines that the other people might suspect Anne of some sort of foul intentions. Anne and I both saw through this dodge for what it really was, jealousy. David is our baby. This behavior was most apparent in his tween years. He is a grown man now and a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering at Purdue. He no longer chides his mom for looking at other people’s baby, but then Anne is noticeably restrained in this behavior now, at least while she is in his presence.
Anna offers and I needed a little ray of sunshine for this blog post and I suspect that many of my readers need it too. It has been rather dreary as of late here in the Lou. We were hit last week by Storm Q, but managed to dodge the worst of Storm Rocky this week. We only had rain and lots of fog. The other day, I watched the Liam Neeson movie, “The Grey”. It is set in northern Alaska and involves man-eating wolves, but the thing that is most notable about this film is the constant overcast that persists throughout the motion picture. If it doesn’t clear here soon, I’ll soon be looking over my shoulder for a stalking wolf pack.