I spent yesterday with my daughters and all the grandchildren, a real treat, especially since it wasn’t at my house!
Jack and Amy play really well together and we really only see them when they want food or drinks. Jack is going through quite a macho phase at present, he justifies his belief that he should be allowed to have anything he wants by asserting that it’s ‘because I’m a boy’. This caused Nanny and him to have a heated exchange, the gist of which, from my side, was that it doesn’t matter whether you are a boy or girl, you can both play with the same toys. Jack was adamant that ‘cos I’m a boy, I can have anything’. I have no idea where this opinion has emanated from but he better stop being an MCP before he gets too much older.
On the way home from youngest daughter’s the Boy’s (twins) Mum started talking about Louis’ hearing test next week. This is fairly unusual, she rarely lets down her guard about things that are worrying her so I just let her talk. She is really concerned. She is fairly sure that he has some hearing, and I would agree with that, but she believes that there may be some high and low range loss. She is just dreading knowing. I said that I would rather know as then I would have a definite to deal with, she is just frightened for Louis as it would not be anything they can cure, that would be his hearing ability set for the rest of his life. Even worse because he has an identical twin, and worst of all that it had been caused by a stupid drug error. I shall just remain positive, until we know on Tuesday. I do notice though that I behave differently with Louis than with Jamie. With Jamie I am just being daft old Nanny, gratified when he smiles at me. With Louis I am constantly ‘observing’ him. My behaviour is centred upon how he responds to sounds. I talked to younger daughter about this and she agrees, we both treat Louis as a ‘case’ not just as a baby. Even after Tuesday it’s not all over with regard to hospital and Louis, he sees the paediatrician the following week about his sacral dimple/occult spina bifida. Fingers crossed that the hearing test will will reveal nothing more than a laid back baby, and that the paed will laugh off the G.P’s concerns about that dimple.