July 20, 2004

Jaundiced eye

I should have known this a long time ago, but books written by men or by women who don't have children, but who are telling people how to look after babies should not be taken too seriously. The latest I have read in the genre is Babywatching, by D. Morris. He is great believer in natural parenting, where the tribal method is to be taken as the most natural and therefore the best. This involves the mother in demand breastfeeding, sleeping with baby and carrying baby round in frontpacks or slings. Damn shame if you want to do anything else like have a shower, or eat food from a plate! Just a wee tad beyond realistic demands on mothers.

Have broken the routine for the last two days - yesterday went to inspect bro's new business venture, a cafe in upper cuba street, and today went to visit friend I met at the hospital while having junior removed. Tomorrow we are definitely doing the routine thing - both of us are out of whack with the clock, and need rest. Thesis virtually untouched for two days, not so good.

Posted by Toni at July 20, 2004 08:00 PM

Ooh, which cafe? (If you don't mind saying.)

Posted by: iona at July 20, 2004 10:17 PM

its called coco...

Posted by: toni at July 21, 2004 08:50 AM