After my last post was published, I learned from my email reader timezone definition that the official name for the zone here is now Romance Daylight Time which sounds particularly apt for Paris in the spring. I’ve moved back to PINE for email, one of the first mail readers I ever used back in 1993 is still available and going strong. Better still, it hasn’t changed much in look and feel. It’s still text only and efficient because everything can be controlled by keystroke combinations.
Pictured here looking a lot like I’ve felt over the last few days, Nathan took time to adjust to daylight savings time. You probably don’t want to actually sleep like a baby, by the way.
Nathan is now eating some solid (well, purÃ©ed) food and is down to four meals a day. His hair is getting lighter — much to my delight — as he’s looking more like I did when I was a baby. His latest toys are getting noisier – he has a piano toy with five keys that plays nursery rhymes and classical stuff like Pachelbel’s Canon in D and FÃ¼r Elise by Beethoven. You can also play your own melodies on it, but with five keys you’re a little bit limited in scope.
Thinking about family and the little boy growing up, I wrote an article “Childcare and the Telescoping Family” for publication at Urban Semiotic. You might enjoy a trip over to that blog, whether it’s to read my piece or the other excellent posts there.