366 days of gratitude

“Would you mind holding her?” she asked.

The her in question was a two-week old baby and of course I didn’t mind.

Being entrusted, if only very temporarily, with someone else’s beloved and very new daughter and  being able to savour that indefinable but immediately recognisable baby scent is one of life’s very real pleasures for which I’m grateful.

3 Responses to 366 days of gratitude

  1. pdm` says:

    I am not showing mrspdm this post – she would be very envious. lol.

  2. Teletext says:

    There are very few things in life that are better than the scent of a new baby

  3. Andrei says:

    There are very few things in life that are better than the scent of a new baby

    Nostalgia is a wonderful thing but as I recall new babies smell quite bad a lot of the time – explosive noises from nether regions followed by a “wheeeew

    I recall cleaning shit off just about everything…

    But after a bath and a powdering the bundle of joy can be placed in the hands of a visitor with relative security provided he or she has not been fed too recently and is primed for the next detonation

    Don’t get me wrong I remember all of this fondly, very fondly indeed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: