Lock the doors, close the windows, and hide the cats.

Yesterday, just after I had finished whining to a friend that my kids are behind in the gross motor skills department, Wren decided to crawl. Or creep. Or something. She puts her hands waaay out in front, pushes up on them, wiggles her legs forward, and collapses. Puts her hands waaaaay out in front . . . etc. It’s slow, but it gets her there. “There” being “closer to the filth-encrusted wheels of the stroller which are so tasty awwmmmphhhhh (slurp slurp).”

Robin watches her with horrified fascination as he fastidiously picks lint from his onesie.


7 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Mom said,

    Hmmm. Cat fur, mud, lint. So many wonderful flavors, so little time. But just wait till you introduce spinach. Though maybe if you spread it on the floor…

  2. 2

    Natalie said,

    the caterpillar crawl
    progress abounds

  3. 3

    Annika said,

    Sounds like the crawler’s equivalent of the Frankenstein’s Monster walk. I can’t wait to see!

  4. 4

    esperanza said,

    the Sweet Baboo always goes for whoever’s shoes are laying (lying?) around. The dirtier the better, as far as she’s concerned.

  5. 5

    husband said,

    Today, while spending time in the park, Wren attempted to eat the lawn that surrounded the play blanket. It didn’t matter how many times I put her back in the center of the blanket. She simply turned around and crawled back for another fistful of grass.

  6. 6

    Mom said,

    Maybe this is some weird phylogenetic sequence: fish, mammal, herbivore…primate?

  7. 7

    Nora said,

    A friend of mine after she put out the Christmas tree a week or two after her toddler had begun toddling: “Now WHY did I ever teach it to walk?”

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