Ken writes: I’m looking after Hugh at home today because Dot is organising the visit of a prestigious speaker to Dublin who will be delivering a lecture this evening. It’s Hugh’s first day without his mummy, and it is proving traumatic. This morning, when he realised she wasn’t here anymore he started howling. It was heart-breaking. I managed to calm him down to sleep by holding him to my chest and giving him Dot’s pyjama top to smell. I thought the familiar smell would soothe him and it seemed to.
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