Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Amazing Arius Darius...



Just have to love on my boy a bit - virtually speaking...

The boy has a cold, a chesty cough with it, and has been running a temperature on and off for the past three days - overnight, he was quite feverish...

And yet, and yet!

Yet, he giggles and laughs and screeches at his brothers' antics. In fact, around this time of day (between about 4.30 and 6.30pm) is getting to be known as Schreech-o'clock, because he loves to belt out high pitched screeches...

Some days he's so content, like today, he's sat and played on his mat for hours and hours! He's had feeds, and a sleep, but has just amused himself for ages and ages and ages! I guess with the other three at home there is always something to see and someone to talk to. I've been pretty busy with other things, and don't wear him anymore (though I do still hold him a lot) because the strain on my neck (even with the best of the best slings, carriers etc.) gives me terrible headaches.

I've long thought that Bryn was my most content, easy going baby, but I have to say, Ari seems to be matching Bryn, even though Ari has a very different base personality (from what I've sensed from him, he's more sharp and zingy than our Buddha boy who has always felt very soft and round and mellow-lala.

Ari is easy to appreciate though! Mellow is not a word I'd use to describe him, but he's very self-contained, scrutinising, and devoted to his family! He's open to strangers, but on his terms only, some he's very happy with, but others (he'll give me this look like, "You've got 10 seconds to get me away from this person, or YOU'LL BE SORRY!")...

He certainly is a dark horse...

1 comment:

Juniper said...

he is so cute! love his outfit! I wish A wasn't outgrowing Bonds suits - I love them!

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