During the baptism, the priest (Bit’s friend’s brother) also asked all of us to renew our baptismal vows. I
thought, “Oh, good. An opt-in mechanism.”
Lunch followed in China Star at the Podium. (As one of my friends wondered, “Why does it always have to be a Chinese restaurant?”) I carried Luc around to the restaurant, and told him, “This is a mall. This is Mommy’s second favorite mall. We’ll be coming here again soon,” while he gazed at the shop lights and shopping people with perfect equanimity.
We went home after, and Luc refused to sleep. Instead he insisted on telling his lola and me about everything that had happened to him that day. He must have babbled on for an hour, complete with waving arms and excited attempts at leaps. He only managed to sleep around 9 in the evening, and was out like a sack of potatoes.
I was tired as well, and fell asleep beside him. His pacifier was still stuck in his mouth, and all was right with the world, and I’m sure the forest nymphs came to visit him and wish him well.