Standby mode?

Our gorgeous baby has decided that in this world there are two modes of being…
One… You are providing me with your full and undivided attention, involving both hands and total eye contact, so I shall smile, laugh, gurgle, and generally be very happy.

Two… You aren’t, so I shall cry inconsolably until you do.

Fantastic. We have produced a child who is sociable, outgoing, responds to stimuli, and is able to communicate his opinions.

So just when does mummy get to write a sermon, make a phone call, empty the washing machine, cook lunch, put her clothes on, drink a cup of coffee, or go to the toilet?

I’m having a standby feature built into the next one. Meantime, we are looking forward to going to England in two weeks time; “Granny….”