SANDWEILER — A local nine-month-old has expressed a strong desire to know more about the visibly fatigued couple who remove her from the creche every night just before bedtime.
“Usually it’s the woman who takes me, but occasionally it’s the man, and they never come at the same time,” the baby said through an interpreter. “I have so many questions, questions I hope to express when I’m able to coordinate my lungs, larynx, tongue, and lips.”
“Who are these people?” the baby added. “Do they run a company that puts babies to sleep? And why do they have dark circles under their eyes?”
The baby went on to say that she’s not afraid of the couple, and that she finds them affable and warm.
“They don’t give off kidnapper vibes,” she said. “They smell pleasantly familiar, and they always make sure I’m buckled snuggly into the seat in the car before I drift off to sleep.”
The baby says one thing does bother her: she doesn’t understand how she ends up back home at the creche every morning.
“Do Juju or Mana play some role in this?” she said, referring to creche employees Julie and Emmanuelle, for whom she has developed a strong affection. “Do they meet the couple in a parking lot just after I fall asleep and drive me back?”