Some nice, young neighbors of ours are new parents as of December. I checked in to see how things were going yesterday, and they said how strange it felt to go out for an hour without the baby when grandmother was babysitting the other day.
"Yes, it's funny how you become more like a collective unit than an individual person, isn't it?" I remarked.
"Well, it's not so much like a unit. It's more like everything is just him," came the reply.
Ahh yes, I remember. My father-in-law, who was also our doctor, used to call after we had our first baby and ask about her: "How's the boss?" He had that right. So when I talk about my life still being led in part by my children's lives, I have to remember how far things have come!
Some more life in the back yard - I made this large so you can see the birds...
...then there were rodent tracks in the snow
and the daily visit with Heidi and Pepper, who should finally be introduced in my blog: