I wanted to thank everyone for their comments in regard to my last post about spanking. I know it's clearly a very contentious issue that provokes strong responses from people but I was glad to see people discuss the subject constructively. Lots of interesting perspectives were shared and that's what it's all about, friends. Because let's face it...it really does take a village.
Anyway, in light of the vociferous debate sparked by the previous post, I thought I'd lighten things up today. I swore to you before that, unlike many other parenting blogs, I'd never write about the dreary minutiae of my day, my favorite recipe for pumpkin soup, or any topic related to knitting. And in that same vein of thinking, I also promised myself I wouldn't pander to my audience by posting photos of my beautiful little daughter. But I changed my mind on that last one. My little Peanut is now 20 weeks old and, over the past few weeks, has learned to roll herself over onto her stomach. When she first discovered her ability to do this, she would surprise herself and squeal with glee. My beautiful wife and partner-in-crime, the BossLady, recently captured this in a photo montage that I like to call "Shake, Rattle & Roll: A Movement in 3 Parts." Witness...
Rocking those legs for momentum
Surprise! I did it!
Excuse my language but, man, I fucking love this kid! She's the happiest baby I've ever seen and she lights my heart up with her constant smiles. Not only does she have a great temperament but she's also the easiest kid in the world. BossLady and I always joke that our second child is sure to be the spawn of Satan because, in our karmic view of the universe, life's not supposed to be this easy and payback's alway a bitch!
(By the way, for you tech geeks out there, the lovely and talented BossLady took these photos with her Nikon D70. Out of the 6 digital cameras that we seem to have collected in our apartment, this one is certainly the best, especially for capturing the unexpected actions of little kids. Nikon claims it can take as many as 144 continuous shots at 3 frames per second. We've found it's a little slower than that but still faster than virtually any other camera on the market.)