Thursday, April 15, 2010

Movement and Snark

Meg has started to crawl. Well, kind of. She crawled once, yesterday afternoon, a distance of about 18 inches. She hasn't done it again since then. Still, I'm counting it. Honestly, I think she hasn't done it since because I freaked her out with my response. She moved forward and I started screaming and clapping my hands like a monkey. She just smiled and looked at me like "Yeah, I like these beads too, Mom. That's why I had to move over here and get them."

After the momentous crawling I (of course) posted the news on Twitter and Facebook, and called my parents to tell them their grandchild is a genius. They were out with my sister and Luke, which meant one less phone call to make to spread the news. First I talked to my Dad, who exclaimed "Meg crawled? Woo hoo!" He then handed the phone to my Mother, who exclaimed the news loudly enough for the entire restaurant to hear. She then gave the phone to my sister, but not before demanding she see Meg some time today to witness said crawling. My sister was very happy to hear about the crawling, and offered to give me a baby gate she used when Luke was little. Then she put him on the phone. "So, I hear Meg is crawling," he said, dryly.

Yeah, that's right.

Just "heard it" as if it had been gossip at a cocktail party he had just attended, or locker room talk after his squash game.

Only six, and already so funny.

We'll see how funny he is when Meg crawls after him and slimes his Star Wars figures...

13 comments:

Amanda said...

That will be known as the day the music died...

Amanda said...

...until he realizes that he now has a little person to do his bidding... then he will feel like he rules the world.

Jules said...

I BET if you put out the Sarah Palin junk, she'll crawl over to it so she can spit up all over it! Just a guess. BUT worth a try.

Kim said...

I thought Jay would NEVER crawl. He did this army crawl on his belly for awhile, like he was avoiding snipers or something. I think he was just a lazy baby. Someone should make a P90X for babies.

Kelly said...

Mackenzie never crawled. She did this crazy scooting on her butt thing, and then at about 9 1/2 months started running. We have a cousin that wanted her to like him so bad, and she wouldn't have anything to do with him. Finally she realized that he would do whatever she wanted him to do, she'd say "Kid, read." And he would read, he's 29 now, but we all still call him kid.

Summer said...

Exciting stuff. Definitely count it. Even brief stuff, because before you know it she'll be all over the place into everything. And yes, she will totally slime his action figures.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Go Meg go!

Riot Kitty said...

Hooray!

just making my way said...

So excellent! Although, you realize what this means for you, right? Your house will never be the same.

for a different kind of girl said...

You really have to appreciate how an early snarkiness like that is going to age well

She Said said...

Say it isn't so! Well, any peace you had is gone. GONE, I say!

Go, Meg! :)

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Babies are full of lots of great "firsts". First smile. First laugh. First crawl. Life is very exciting with a baby around!!! (And Meg is soooo cute!)
Lindsey Petersen

Catherine said...

Yay Meg. BTW, she is just beautiful!