I love going through the old photos and am sharing these again. I scanned them several years ago while looking through one of our many family albums.
This is our son and I back in July 1980. At the time we were living in San Diego and Daddy was away at sea. While our husbands were gone we bonded closely with other wives whose husbands were on the same ship, and often went over to each others houses, sometimes in groups or as on this occasion individually. One lady adored our son, as did her 14 year old daughter who often babysat. In fact, these photos were taken by the daughter and given to me later. There was also a younger son who often played with him whenever they came to our house or as on this occasion, at theirs. They were a lovely family.
I really enjoyed my time with them, and was very comfortable knowing they also enjoyed having a little one around. Occasionally I would have to get a babysitter when I visited other wives, but here I knew as active as he was that he was welcome, and he was always included in any invite.
When you are teething I guess anything will do to chew on.
As all parents do when they have children all grown up, I look back at these photos and remember this moment with a big smile. I have shown these photos to our son several times over the past 40 plus years. He is coming here in a couple of days. I will be showing them again, and this time also to our sweet daughter-in-law.