Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Babies don't care a whit...


...about your politics or theology. They don't know if you are fat or having a bad hair day or if your clothes don't match. You can talk nonsense and they won't get bored or irritated. Little Liam is a proper baby and is fun to be with -- no social stress. He doesn't think I'm weird -- come to think of it, he doesn't think about me at all in the way we adults do, though he is taking me in.




A Triple-A baseball game was the place where Liam and I had a good time on Sunday. We Glads drove to Sacramento for an evening River Cats game -- they were playing the Reno Aces -- and sat with Soldier and Joy and the boy on a fairly steep grassy slope overlooking the outfield. It was green all around, and very warm. Baseball feels right when the air is summery.



Compared to San Francisco Giants ball games -- the ones I've been to most often -- it was quiet and laid-back and uncrowded (and the opposite of foggy-by-the-bay). So relaxing. Liam didn't care that our team lost. He was busy checking out the grass under the quilt his mama had spread out, and doing crawling experiments: how to maneuver uphill or down without doing sudden somersaults or rolls.

Eventually he had a snack of mango, using his father for a backrest. And after that my youngest grandson had become used to me again and didn't mind a bit when I pulled him on to my lap for a session of clapping and finger games. Soon we were laughing and shrieking and talking plenty of nonsense together. It did this gramma good.


14 comments:

elizabeth said...

how lovely! he is a beautiful little boy! :)

Pom Pom said...

He's such a sweet little guy! Baseball and babies = a good combo!

Amanda Parish said...

love.

Jeannette said...

Lovely little outing ! Like the pictures very much, especially the last one.

M.K. said...

You're so right -- there's a way in the summer that baseball is so perfect and feels like the right thing to watch in the twilight of a day. Your grandbaby is a doll :)

wayside wanderer said...

What a cutie! And I love his little outfit. Babies are the best.

Michelle M. said...

You are right! What a handsome little guy!!

Cindy Rollins said...

Your blog is beautiful and Liam is pretty awesome too.

Cranberry Morning said...

They certainly do a grandma good! Sweet photos. :-)

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Ha ha, made me smile. I'd like to follow your blog but could not locate a follower device. Enjoyed this post.
Minerva x

GretchenJoanna said...

I think those who follow my blog must do it through a reader such as Blogger Dashboard or some such -- paste the URL into the list of blogs you are reading....?

hsmomino said...

How adorable your grandson is! What kissable cheeks! As one Grandma to another - is there anything more wonderful than the joy of nonsense and patty-cake time with grandbabies?!

GretchenJoanna said...

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Gumbo Lily said...

I so loved reading this. Isn't it grand, that our littles accept and love us despite our "warts and moles" (so to speak)? Liam is a darling dumpling. Lucky you to spend some grammy time with him.