Watching Babies and Gardens Grow
Published on July 22, 2012 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about my three-month-old niece, Kenzie, and also my unruly garden.

Here's an excerpt:

"I spent some time with my 2-month-old niece Kenzie over my vacation, and here’s what I can tell you: She has really bonded with the chandelier in my parent’s living room.

Every time she saw that thing, she gazed at it and smiled and made funny baby noises. With the exception of my mother, she seemed far less interested in her human relatives, refusing to look my father in the face and becoming increasingly distraught whenever I held her. I’m trying really hard to make this kid like me, but she seems bound and determined to resist my charms.

And I’m already getting blamed for the baby’s bad behavior. At one point, Kenzie was acting particularly cranky and stubborn and my sister said, 'She gets this from her aunt.' Which didn’t seem quite fair to me. From what I can tell, the baby is way more interested in lamps and windows than anything I ever do. And she clearly has a mind of her own."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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