Little Ji-Woo

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Heather’s parents recently moved out of their old apartment and into a housing unit in Oncheonjang. The new house has small spaces for gardening and a lower floor they can rent out to other tenants after they redecorate. I like the new house a lot more because it’s spacious and there’s a lot more natural light coming in through the windows.

Heather’s parents recently moved out of their old apartment and into a housing unit in Oncheonjang. The new house has small spaces for gardening and a lower floor they can rent out to other tenants after they redecorate. I like the new house a lot more because it’s spacious and there’s a lot more natural light coming in through the windows.

Here’s Heather and Ji-Woo sitting in the lounge room of the new house. I need to be careful whenever they stare at me like this because they are very cheeky and probably up to some sort of mischief.

Babies are fun to be around when they’re in a good mood. Luckily Ji-Woo has a very mild temperament and will normally sit around being quiet. Almost as entertaining as watching a baby is watching other people behave around the baby. It’s perfectly acceptable for any self-respecting adult to speak in a toddler’s voice and flap their hands around, so long as the goal is to try and make the baby smile. If you subtract the baby from the situation, it becomes rather peculiar.

Is it the cheeks? Maybe the eyes? Whatever it is about babies that makes them cute, it’s probably not one single feature in particular. I always find myself wondering what they’re thinking in their refreshingly simplified universe. Ji-Woo hasn’t even learned the feeling of ‘angry’ yet. To her, everything is either incredibly happy or incredibly sad.

Ji-Ye is starting to get used to the idea of having a new baby sister around. For some reason I have a long memory about certain events in particular, and this reminded me that I still remember when my parents told me that I’d have a little sister soon. I would have been around 4 years old.

Something that I’ve always liked is the way that a lot of the babies are carried around here. I’ve always thought it’s much more motherly than keeping them in a pram. Heather’s mother likes to carry Ji-Woo around the house like this, even though there’s no reason for it. I think she just enjoys the feeling of having her granddaughter closer while she does housework.

In this photo, I also like how Ji-Woo’s arm is hanging out. It reminds me of that movie called Wolf and Cub, where the samurai father carries around his little son everywhere.



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