Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.
People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings.
I can’t put words to the happy calm powerful I feel when nursing puts my little kiddo to sleep. When he switches from nutritive to non nutritive sucking and his breath slows and his eyelids float shut. And I’m overwhelmed by the knowing that I alone have this ability. He still refuses pacifiers so when he seeks calm he seeks me.
Right now he is in a light sleep, smiling and lightly nursing. I am a happy mom. And that episode of him screaming from 4-5am last night is forgiven.