Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Twofer (crawl + climb)

Our lives have officially gotten 100x more complicated. Olivia is not only scooting around to get into who-all knows what (well, the cats always seem to know--she's chasing them, splashing in their water bowls, eating a nugget of ossified tofu, pinching a shrunken cheerio, sampling a dried-out leaf), but now she's pulling up to standing . . . thereby increasing the distance between her head and the floor. And they've met, many times already. It's harrowing, but the epic climbs of tables and chairs is pretty amazing to watch. She exercises every last finger muscle, strategizes about where to put her hands, registers joy at the top of the ascent . . . it's lovely. But lord help us when the walking comes.

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