Saturday, July 19, 2008
Gabriel's been going through that lovely stage of development that includes "Stranger Anxiety." This means that it's a game of Russian Roullette whether he screams in terror at seeing your face or not. Let's see who's on the list of "scary" strangers: a smiling cousin Heather, the nice older lady who works at the library, Uncle Joe, and temporarily Godmother Tina. The last one he seemed to get over in about 2 seconds and he started smiling at her when she started talking to me. So... just as a warning, if you see us out and you go up to talk to the baby -- the pouty lip may come out and he may start screaming at the top of his lungs in an instant. You may think you "broke" the baby, but don't worry - he was already broken. And hey, he may start smiling and not care in the least, that's the chance you have to take.