James, who took lye by mistake

Toot the trumpets!  Microboy became an official human being today and is now certified as James Ruprecht Microboy Flockhart Masters (or at least three of those names anyway).

Unfortunately, my baby book has informed me that babies who reach the grand age of six weeks will no longer spend half the day sleeping like little angels but will start to fight sleep and become grumpy, fractious and overtired.  Not being one to go against the grain, James is, right this minute, attempting to outstare me with wide open eyes and grizzling for England when he ought to be asleep.  Sigh…   (WORK, damn you, ‘Babbling Brook‘.)

In more pleasing news, today I opened my first ever birthday present addressed “to mummy”.  My gift from the microbe was an excellent, macabre little A-Z of child deaths by Edward Gorey, entitled The Gashleycumb Tinies.

James himself appears on page 10…

And his mum makes an appearance on page 19…

To make up for such gratuitous grims, here are some gratuitous cutes in the form of Microboy being held by his 2 year old niece, Helena  (…yes, the mind does boggle…  and no, we’re not actually characters from the Jerry Springer show)

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About Susan Flockhart

Bonsai lady-geek and blogger. I can hardly recall what I used to blog about pre-microbes, but these days I generally ramble about motherhood, nonsense and whatever's going on the world of tiny people
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4 Responses to James, who took lye by mistake

  1. Morticia says:

    I have that book too – it won’t surprise you to learn it is one of my favourites 🙂

  2. chiller says:

    Superb – I think “James Flockhart Masters” is an amazing sounding name as well. Clearly he is destined to rule something with an iron fist and a flick of his inevitably floppy hair!

  3. Thank you! (Though, to do it justice, he really ought to have *red* floppy hair)
    🙂

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