It was drawn to my (Grandma) attention that Laars hadn’t yet held his niece! Marin is now 6 weeks old, living in our house, and Laars hadn’t held her yet??? How could that be?
Well, I suppose because he hadn’t asked, and with so many people living under one roof, many of them vying for baby-holding opportunities, those who don’t speak up are overlooked.
But his moment arose. Grandma was snuggling Marin when the quiet & succinct request came in. “Can I hold the baby?”
Ready for the moment, Laars is a very proud Uncle.