The standard summer-is-here cold is making its way through our household.  Too much time spent inside near a box of tissues and away from other babies has increased story hour to several times a day. The “Mr. and Little Miss” books (Mr. Messy, Mr. Busy, etc.) take me back to my own childhood, so I was super excited when my good friend, Rebecca brought a couple of them over shortly after Oscar was born.  They’ve been in heavy rotation the last couple of days and seem to have a healing effect.  That, or it’s the matzo ball soup I made. Either way, Mr. Noisy seems apropos– Oscar can now say his name, in addition to a few other words, and repeats it all day long, cold or no cold.   Music to my ears.