Lake shared his apple slice with me last week. And this Monday morning he discovered the “wave goodbye” and did so with exuberance and with glee. Then when I blew some kisses he giggled each time with delight. Now, all week he’s been practicing his wave. Lake’s so friendly!

Lake’s a friend who loves connecting with people. 

Even while he’s asleep, he loves to be surrounded by his friends. I get the feeling he watches over them, not the other way around. So empathetic!

Lake’s grandma Julie gave me a book recently that I’m very slowly devouring. The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandhal. It’s good… resonant and instructive. The topics are:





No Ultimatums 

Togetherness and Hygge

Hygge is coziness. I love it. That was the first word we taught Jo, I think, because we didn’t realize it, but we were constantly using the word cozy! And empathy seems to be Lake’s instinct. We are simply here to support his development on that innate trajectory. And to provide lots of opportunities for coziness as well. What a blessing! A perfect day (week)… I’m glad I spent it with you dear friend!

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