Sagan and Aunt Carolyn

August 9, 2011 at 9:48 am 4 comments

Sagan’s Aunt Carolyn is a little leary of babies. She’s not a big fan and doesn’t plan on reproducing herself. She met Sagan when he was just five days old and had to be coaxed to hold him.

Sagan - Day Five - Aunt Carolyn and Sagan
We Made Aunt Carolyn Hold Sagan

During her visit, the most common words she used were “Ew” and “Gross”. Example:

Carolyn: What’s that by his diaper?
Vicky: That’s his umbilical cord.
Carolyn: Ew! Gross!

Interestingly enough, the same visit was accompanied by explosive dog diarrhea. That did not solicit an “ew” nor a “gross” from Aunt Carolyn. Instead it provoked a laughing fit. : )

Chart: Most Common Words From Aunt Carolyn's First Visit
Aunt Carolyn’s Most Commonly Used Words During Her First Visit

Despite her vocabulary, I have uncovered strong evidence that Aunt Carolyn is actually a rather strong Sagan fan.

  • She’s done quite a bit of shopping for Sagan– getting him an Eeyore doll, light up shoes AND baby hiking boots.
  • When I was pregnant, Aunt Carolyn was very protective of me, instructing me not to slip on the leaves in her front yard, worrying about me falling executing my pregnant leg-shaving technique and fretting when she accidently collided with my belly.
  • Now that Sagan’s born, she worries about his well-being, reminding others, “Watch his neck.” and “Don’t drop him!”

But perhaps the most telling evidence started via email. After her first Ew-Gross filled visit, I got an email with the simple subject line “will you come visit me” and the first line of her email was “and bring Sagan?”

So yesterday morning, Mom and I loaded up Sagan in his carseat and headed over to my sister’s work for a visit. When we arrived at her work area, we were surprised to find her wall sporting four large Sagan pictures. It turns out Aunt Carolyn had a little “Sagan Shrine” by her desk!

Sagan - Day Twenty-Seven - Carolyn and Shrine
Carolyn and her Sagan Shrine

Aww… she loves that “gross” little thing! 🙂

Entry filed under: Carolyn L, Pregnancy, Sagan.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. b. p.  |  August 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Love it! Aw, Carolyn…your not-so-secret Sagan Shrine!

  • 2. Angel Preble  |  August 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    To be fair, Carolyn worries about EVERYONE’S well-being. 😉 Please tell me you took a picture of Sagan in front of his shrine?

    • 3. tgaw  |  August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm


    • 4. Carolyn  |  August 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Hah! It’s true!

      “You’re feeling empathy for a glove” Clint’s observation of Carolyn while watching Adventure Time


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