I have done a lot of reading on having a baby. In almost every article or book I have set my hands on, there has been mention of talking to your baby. And when I say talking, I mean all the time. I have tried to do this. I have done everything from explaining things to Calder as I cook or clean, to singing songs, to making funny noises to make him laugh. All of this is easy...at home.
I found it very hard, at first, to describe things to Calder when we were in the grocery store or doctor's office. Quite frankly, I was embarrassed to do it out in public. Over time, this embarrassment has gone by the way side.
Today, it dawned on me in the grocery store that I have went past "explaining things to Calder", to talking to myself. Funny how things change, because even as I realised this, I felt no embarrassment and continued to talk to "Calder".