“Bwaaaaaa! Ma-ma! Bwaaaaaa!!!”
I can hear my 8-month old nephew’s sobs coming from my Mom’s phone. My sister-in-law does an incredible job updating us each day with pictures and videos of Devin. And, as he becomes more mobile and finds himself caged in, they frequently involve his attempts at escape and subsequent irritation at being prevented.
Our reactions to his videos fall into a pattern. First, alarm.
“Oh no! Why is he crying???”
Then, once we realize he’s just being denied something, laughter. His sobs suddenly turn funny. They’re so cute!
Being an aunt is so fun.