It seems that I cover about every subject in this website over a period of time, so
why not talk about that baby. I remember some tips from when our children were boss, with Louise second and me, third. We
had a rule that when Mom is thirsty, give baby a drink too, because milk is not enough. If that child has been fed and diapered
but continues to cry, give him or her a drink of water. Not cold or hot…just a drink of cool, clear water.
Another tip is to never let the child look at the sun. I’m
sure there are little children who must have glasses for life, because they laid in a carriage with no shade over it, and
the sun started them on the road to glasses, and even risking blindness.
And let’s talk about diapers. I was my parent’s first born, so I remember the brother and two
sisters who came later, and the job Mom had…changing the diaper ten or more times per day…rinsing and putting
them in a container WITH A COVER, until time to wash, boil, and hang out to dry on the clothes line outside…and how
they would freeze stiff in cold weather, and we’d wait for the sun to finally dry them.
It’s different today, with the throw-away diapers. Mighty convenient, but
also very expensive…my guess is about fifteen dollars a week…around 65 dollars a month. I understand you can
still get the cloth diapers…make a triangle, careful with the reusable safety pins, or throw-away velcro, and there
goes the expense again.
Well, I usually
steer my article’s subject around to our Lord before I’m through, and talking babies gets me to thinking about
something I never see, or hear in a sermon…that Jesus was, first of all, a baby. And Mary went through all the caring
that any mother does. And yes, there had to be diapers. Christ went through all that we do, so He could understand all our
problems. And yes, He was even a teen-ager, too.
now He is our Lord and King…our Everything, as I say in one of my song compositions. Thank Him from your heart for
what He has done for us, and what He has promised to those who love according to His teachings.
least we can do!