Monday, January 6, 2014

Wisdom of Chesterton - Loyalty

"We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty"     ~ G.K. Chesterton

So getting M to use a bottle was a bit challenging the other day. Getting breastfed babies to use a bottle can be a process of teaching. One time M fought it, one time she took it with no problem but Papa is going to be responsible for M for a few hours in a few weeks while I'm working so M needs to be on the bottle-taking train ASAP.

Sunday I went running and I came home to a frustrated M and Papa because someone was screaming at the bottle. I got M calmed down - she likes sitting in the bouncy seat while I take a shower? (yeah I don't get it either) - and then I sat on the couch with her and the bottle and we had a little heart-to-heart that went like this:

M - {whimpering at the bottle}
Me - It is okay; its the same stuff (I had pumped)
M - {screams a little}
Me - {smiling trying to make eye contact}
M - {gnaws on bottle, makes silly faces}
Me - M, it is okay. You aren't cheating on me

Fiercely loyal? M, I am flattered. Yeah we are in this whole motherhood boat together. So does that make me the captain and M (and E and R) the sailors?

After a few more minutes of fighting the bottle M took the bottle without too much of a fight. We'll be having bottle practice times every night for the next few weeks!

While I'm on my M soapbox, she is so cute and getting so so so big! I cannot even believe it. She can be super smiley and coos when you make eye contact with her. She loves it when I say, 'Did you make a stink'? She thinks it is super silly and that gets big grins out of her!

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  1. I haven't seen this quote before! I love how Chesterton could bring everybody together while at the same time tell half of them that they are plain wrong. :) Wouldn't it have been a kick to know him?

    Thanks for linking up.

    1. I'm excited about the link up. I am keeping a running list of quotes that I can use so I can hopefully find a pic to go along with it!