Baby Talk

[Certain actions and characters in this image have been dramatized for television blogging, but are inspired by true events and a real baby]

I was worrying away while feeding Arden her last bottle before bed–no dirty diaper all day = midnight poopie surprise? Shudder. Just then she spits out her bottle, looks at me with cross-eyed distress and starts whimpering. I hoist her up, look deep into her eyes and say, “what’s wrong, baby?” in my most confident mama-will-fix-this, sugary sweet (just) slightly higher pitched voice.

“oh, no….” she says (with only her quivering eye muscles)

whimper, whimper. spurt

hefty Pause

whimper. squirt, blurp, whimper, bloop < smiles doo~ doodoodoo doo doo doodoodoo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doodoodoo don't worry. be happy.