My daughter is now nearly six weeks old. Like any well-adjusted, mature little person, she has developed a set of desires and preferences, both positive and negative. Here are some of hers.
My daughter likes:
- More food.
- The BBC World Service News podcast.
- Making faces.
- Having her hands on her face All. The. Time.
- Additional food.
- The story of King Hezekiah, 13th King of Judah.
- Being in her carseat.
- Holding hands during story time.
- Still yet more food.
My daughter dislikes:
- Sleeping quietly. She prefers to coo and gurgle and sometimes yell out NYSE buy/sell orders in her sleep.
- Not eating.
- Having her hands removed from her mouth so she can eat.
- Sleeping anytime her parents are just sitting down to a meal or to watch a show on Netflix.
- The assault of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian forces on rebel-held areas of Syria, particularly the bombing of hospitals in eastern Aleppo.
- Not eating. (Not a repeat.)
- Sitting still for pictures.
- The Star Wars prequels. (She likes The Force Awakens despite Dad explaining that it’s totally a rip-off of A New Hope.)
- Anytime Mom and Dad don’t bring the food Right. This. Minute.
Next time: My daughter critiques modern art and starts an organic diaper co-operative.