I know picking seats in the front row of the plane might seem like a good idea, but there's a drawback: when the baby starts crying as she inevitably will, you'll really feel the hairy eyeballs all the other passengers will give you when you have to stand up and bounce her. They'll be your audience. Your really annoyed audience. When you sit in the back of the plane, on the other hand, they may be wishing they could throw tomatoes at you, but you won't be able to see it in their eyes.
I can tell you're glad to be home from your trip. I'd start to miss my own bed after eleven nights away from it, too. However, don't you kind of miss the cows in the backyard?
I know you're not an animal person, but wouldn't you secretly like one of those outside your bedroom window? Just to remind you how good life can be a little closer to the earth?
They sure do things differently out there in Idaho, huh?
I don't know why you were surprised that she wanted to chew on it. I could tell you were a little freaked out, and relieved that it had just been verified to be not loaded, and maybe a little glad that you don't personally own any guns for her to want to play with. On the other hand, I bet none of the other babies will mess with her after seeing this picture.
Speaking of mess, I'm guessing that the devil and his minions will be wearing earmuffs before you ever again let Bryan change a diaper at 6am without checking his work. I could tell you weren't so thrilled when the warm gush of baby-produced wetness hit your thigh half an hour later, especially after you discovered that said wetness would have been amply contained by the baby's diaper, had not her father managed to diaper, essentially, only onehalf of her. And *especially* since, although you were toting scores of extra clothes for the baby, every single pant, skirt, and capri you'd brought had been efficiently packed in your checked luggage.
You smelled so good for the rest of that day. No, really, you did.
Considering the diaper fiasco, it's a good thing Bryan put Milla to sleep so many times while you were on vacation.
Otherwise it might have been harder to forgive him for the diaper thing, and forgiveness is very important. Forgetfulness is not as essential, though. You did have a lap full of urine. No reason to erase the cause of that from your memory too quickly.
Oh, before I forget: I wanted to tell you that I like the new shoes you got for Milla. It might not have been necessary to dither quite so much in the choosing of them, but they're cute and seem like they'll last. The baby apparently likes them very much as well.
Look on the bright side! You will be able to answer the burning question of whether it's possible to dissolve leather with concentrated amounts of human saliva. Yum.
I'm really tired now, because my husband is out of town on a business trip. I heard yours is too, which is quite a coincidence. I hope your baby is sleeping well! She sure is a sweetie.
Give her a kiss for me.