This afternoon, Aïcha went out shopping with David, and so Brioni was left to amuse herself — quite a rare occurrence. She didn’t want to play with dolls, and swinging wasn’t quite as much fun without an audience. I found it challenging to once again be forced to entertain a toddler. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to do that…

Brioni, 19 months old, March 2008
We finally found an activity that kept Brioni occupied on her own — playing with straws.