(Continued from Sunrise in the West)
Scooping him up in my arms, I carried Davey to join me on my bed.
The room somehow began to take on a more interesting look from Davey’s new vantage point. He was within reach of some interesting “no-no” type items.
The lamp on Grandma’s bedside table with a green glass shade perched on its shiny brass pedestal caught his eye. Davey ignored its beauty. What intrigued him was the small beaded chain that dangled beneath the green lamp shade. When Grandma pulled it the light went on or off. After studying this little wonder, Davey decided to investigate.
Now that the crib railings could no longer stop him, he was free to crawl across Grandma’s comforter and pillows to give that little chain a tug-just like Grandma did.
I could see the little wheels turning in his inquisitive head. So I watched to see what he would do next. Sure enough, he positioned himself on all fours and began his crawl over to the lamp. As he got too close, Grandma’s hand grasped his ankle and drew him back away from the “no-no.”
“Hey, Grandma, that was kind of fun,” he smiled. He, then, fixed his eyes on the chain and decided to try it again.
He persistently attempted the trek. Grandma persisted, too. I caught his foot to pull him away from a possible problem. The giggles continued as Grandma and baby played this fun game.
(To be continued)
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