Yup! Another session with little Miss Scarlett! This time we spent more time together to tackle both the baby photography and some Christmas card pictures! Indoors was cozy and normal. Outside we were freezing! Scarlett held out for as long as she could and then she was done. It was slightly comical to me because I learned that her first signs of frustration are blowing bubbles. Kind of a cute idiosyncrasy
Yesterday I completely lost my voice. I can communicate by whisper only. I don’t mind. However, this realization didn’t stop me from trying to sing along to Christmas songs on my 6 hour drive home from Minnesota yesterday. I would whisper-sing, my voice would occasionally squeak from the effort, and then whisper-laugh at myself.
Actually, I’ve been finding people are better listeners and make better eye contact with me because they have to concentrate on what I’m saying.
I also find it ironic that the day my Haley doesn’t whine during the duration of a car ride is the day I can’t raise my voice at her. It got me wondering that maybe her crying is partially due to the fact that I am not paying attention to her. Yesterday, instead of talking to her every time she car surfed on center console (it’s what I call it when either of my dogs balance themselves on the front seat elbow rest and the back seat so they can see out the windshield), I would simply rub and snuggle her. She didn’t make a peep. Then this got me thinking that it is all too often we jump to using words when really an action, or simple silence would be best.
I am on day two of my forced silence and am still oddly thankful for the experience.