Last week I watched a baby have an absolute blast for a half hour shredding a piece of kleenex. I was on a long bus trip-it gave me something to do. It reminded me of my niece doing the same thing. Watching that made being here seemed a little less strange – kids everywhere like to tear tissue! It also made me a little homesick…I never did get to see my niece unroll a whole thing of toilet paper, and she’ll be far beyond that the next time I get home. This is making me sniffle a little bit, guess I’d better go find my own kleenex to shred.