Finally! I have a way to put my boisterous 4yo to good use: may I introduce you to Mr Entertainment.
Now she's 7 weeks old, T likes to partake in a little awake time. She will lay on her playmat (nappy off, legs kicking like wild ... oh the freedom!) while her crazy brother shows her books, demonstrates how to use her toys and generally jumps around
like a nutter.
And she reckons he's the coolest dude she's ever seen.
This morning I let her lay there and kick about, watching him, while I had a shower. I lectured him about not jumping anywhere near her head, not thrusting the books into her face, etc, and then I had the fastest shower in the world, expecting to hear a pained cry any second. Of course, I didn't ... she was as happy as a lark.
Miss T's awake times do tend to be spent happily these days - she's really 'coming alive' with loads of smiles and coos, squeaky noises and 'puppy wagging its tail' squirms. Golden days indeed.