I really like the Chinese concept of “Year of the …”. I think that fits well into everyone’s lives and allows us to concentrate on key priorities for that year. For Nick & I, this is the Year of Travel and we’ve committed to getting a minimum of 10 trips in. Given that big goal, it means that the Year of Baby needs to be tabled for a bit. Thankfully, there are babies available for the holding every way I turn.
Big-eyed babies, chubby-cheeked babies, Asian babies – no shortage in Manila! Which means that any time I need a baby fix, I just call up one of my favorite recent moms and invite them for a coffee date (with baby in tow). They get to sip their latte while I satisfy my baby craving. It’s a win-win for everyone!
I have to admit, even I was a bit overstimulated when I showed up at a Brunch this Saturday and found not 1 but 2 three-month old babies! Which one to hold first??? Eva, on the left, is brand new in town, so we were just getting to know each other. Leni, on the right, is my long-time pal. We’re so tight that she even reserves a few of those adorable smiles for me……So I did I resolve this dilemma? I just rotated back and forth! What a good problem to have! And as you can tell, this is a friendship in the making – that hand holding was organic, not orchestrated. Isn’t that cute???