Oh lovely! He’s beautiful! O, po, po, po! Oh boy, he’s inside a handbag and he’s laughing. He’s in the bag so nobody can see him, and he will pop up and say “Cock-a-doodle-doo”! Crissie supposes the bag was handy at the time.
We think it’s a boy. His name is Peter. He looks like a Peter. He’s smiling and they put him in the bag for a photo. His father put him in the bag. It’s his father’s work bag.
It’s taking place in the surgery. It’s a doctor’s bag. Maria thinks Peter is tough! He’s got no clothes on. “Dear, dear, dear, no clothes,” says Stanley.
Crissie says that’s how babies should come—in a doctor’s bag! Elsie says when she was a baby, her parents took her on holiday and they put her in a drawer to sleep!
We would hear the sound of Peter laughing. Peter is the only boy. He doesn’t have brothers or sisters. His parents went for a swim. Sometimes, Peter goes for a swim too. They live in Bondi, near the beach. Maria says: "Peter swims like a rock … like me!"
Peter is having a fun picture. Val thinks Peter has probably wet the bed, and he might be feeling upset. When the parents come home, they’ll put a special outfit on Peter—clothes made of silk—and they’ll put him to bed. Maria would love him to cuddle up with her, so she won’t feel lonely, but Elsie wouldn’t like a baby in bed with her—she wouldn’t enjoy that!
This story was created by Maria B., Elsie, Helen S., Nick, Crissie, Stanley, Margaret and Val at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 25 May 2015.