By Linda Fortini, Laura Mori
It is a learn of a great team of sextuplets who have been saw at domestic on a per month foundation, for two-hour visits over a three-year interval, via Linda Fortini, a psychologist who lives and works in Florence, Italy.
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Someone had thrown a toy up in the air and pieces of glass rained down everywhere, on the floor, on the beds, into their hair. “It could have been very dangerous. ” She realizes that things are better when her husband is there because “he has more authority and puts up with things better”, whereas she is “tired”. In mid-August (30 months) the grandmother agrees to take care of the children while the parents go away to the seaside for four days, although at the last minute the mother is unsure about going.
From the bedroom a baby cries and the mother goes to fetch Daniele who is awake. She brings him into the kitchen and puts him in another infant seat next to his brother. The two look at each other and coo and gurgle together. The mother doesn’t say anything about Daniele. After this she takes me into the bedroom to see the other three babies, who are sleeping. Alice begins to wake up at the sound of the mother’s voice, and the mother says that she was the firstborn and that she is the only thumb sucker.
This makes it possible for her to experience a pleasant and consolatory moment of regression. Perhaps the mother can let herself go, fantasizing about being a teacher with a chauffeur, a couple in harmony and well equipped to carry out parental tasks. Again in the 19th observation (24 months) both parents are present with the sextuplets. They are all together in the living room and the mother brings the observer up to date on the most recent event: Franco broke the glass on the front door, but they have decided it is not worth repairing even though the new house is not yet ready.