Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

That Infants Are Like This

I love Augustine's perspective on babies--written all the way back in AD 397-98. Some things never change!

For it is from thee, O God, that all good things come--and from my God is all my health. This is what I have since learned, as thou hast made it abundantly clear by all that I have seen thee give, both to me and to those around me. For even at the very first I knew how to suck, to lie quiet when I was full, and to cry when in pain--nothing more.

Afterward I began to laugh--at first in my sleep, then when waking. For this I have been told about myself and I believe it--though I cannot remember it--for I see the same things in other infants. Then, little by little, I realized where I was and wished to tell my wishes to those who might satisfy them, but I could not! For my wants were inside me, and they were outside, and they could not by any power of theirs come into my soul. And so I would fling my arms and legs about and cry, making the few and feeble gestures that I could, though indeed the signs were not much like what I inwardly desired and when I was not satisfied--either from not being understood or because what I got was not good for me--I grew indignant that my elders were not subject to me and that those on whom I actually had no claim did not wait on me as slaves--and I avenged myself on them by crying. That infants are like this, I have myself been able to learn by watching them; and they, though they knew me not, have shown me better what I was like than my own nurses who knew me.

Source: The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Book 1

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My New Blog

I have a new blog that I'd like to invite you to follow. The only problem is that if I shared the web site address here, I'd be violating our blog rules.

So let's try this instead. My new blog is http://www.[insert our last name]

If that doesn't work for you, drop us an e-mail, and we'll send you a link.

Don't worry...we'll continue to post cute photos and videos of the kids here at Diapers4three and other items related to our family. My new blog is only for those items deemed more boring by some of our regular readers here -- topics like economics, politics, technology, etc.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Little Christy, Zanna & Charity

Another blast from the past. Photos courtesy of Jan Freeland.