Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ellie's Ocean

Ellie arrived today.

I can't say she brought the snowstorm with her because it was here before she was. Again. And again. And it wasn't my idea that we should be driving through snow to get her. But what can you do? I drove. The Prof graded papers (it's finals week).

And the roads were semi-okay going down. Less than semi-okay coming back. Pretty much snow and ice covered with a bit of intermittent rain and sleet. Where this is coming from when the temp outside is 23 degrees F. is beyond me. But that's what it was doing.

Ellie didn't much care. She was perfectly happy. She's generally perfectly happy. What a peach of a kid. Easygoing, non-fussy. Takes life in stride.

I put it down to her parents who also seem to take life in stride. And I give some credit to her ocean.

Ellie travels with an ocean.

Actually, it's a little tiny sound machine that can create a womblike sound and a heartbeat sound. It has a brook sound and a rain sound. It also has a lovely guitar lullaby that her mother assures me Ellie doesn't particularly care for.

She likes the ocean.

So Ellie brought her ocean with her.

And tonight, after her regular routine bath in her less than routine clawfooted tub and her new bed which isn't at all like her regular bed, she was still pretty much a happy camper because she still had her mom and her dad -- and her ocean.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear they made it safely, have a lovely time together...
x Abby Green

16 December, 2007  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Thanks, Abby! And thank you for the Irish Writers who just arrived! Why don't you have your own calendar page?

16 December, 2007  
Blogger Madeline said...

I'm glad that your family arrived safely. Enjoy your time with them and please be careful driving in that mess.

18 December, 2007  
Blogger Kate Hardy said...

Glad you had such a good time with your family.

We had one of the ocean sounding things (ours had a light show with fish as well, and bubbles as well as the ocean). Our favourite, though, was the light show and lullaby we bought for her brother (and when he moved into his own room, we wanted to keep it...)

Thanks for reminding me :o)

20 December, 2007  

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