▨ Jamie McHale

A joke

We bought a new chair for Jack’s room. We use it when settling him to sleep. He can snuggle up before he gets put down in his cot. I was holding him in my arms and soothing him. He often stretches and twists for a few minutes before bed. He plucked the dummy from his mouth and waved it in the air.

I pretended to nibble on his dummy as it waved by.

He stopped and looked directly into my eyes, smiled and laughed. It was funny.

It’s moments like this that I love. Harriet and I have made a person who can share a joke. Here he is, out in the world and laughing. What a precious and wonderful thing.