I think he’s getting his incisors, so that definitely adds to the whining, but lately, Jones has been right behind my every move, whining and waiting to be picked up. I can’t even sit at the table and journal, read, study, or type without the incessant “pick me up!” cry. I love him! It warms my heart when I think of him wanting to be a part of the things I do during the day, wanting to see the world from my perspective. (When I cook, however, he’s quite content to stand on a stool at the sink and play with a spatula and tupperware.. for 10 minutes, at least.) I’m feeling wearied, though, and I’m wondering if this is behavior that needs nurturing in a different direction or just another passing phase.