Naturally today was the day this baby started talking.

She keeps shouting, “Mama!  Mama!” and then laughing at me.

She’s quite the disruption to a fancy meeting, no matter how cute she is, and the days of her being a quiet lap baby are behind us, I think.

I finally put her back in the stroller with all her things, even though everyone was giggling at her, and put a blanket over the top of her car seat and took her for a walk so she would finally sleep.

On our way out, she started shouting, “Bye! Bye! Bye! Mama! Bye! Bye! Bye! Mama! Bye-bye! Bye-bye!” all the way around the corner to the lounge by the restrooms and the bar, where I seriously considered a cocktail (not really, of course) while everyone roared with laughter as we left.

This girl.

She is finally asleep, but I know the talk is almost over and the applause will wake her.

But she’s pretty cute right now, while she’s sleeping.


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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