Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A game of inches

Dictionary.com defines crawling as the following:
crawl 1 (krôl)
intr.v. crawled, crawl·ing, crawls
  1. To move slowly on the hands and knees or by dragging the body along the ground; creep.
  2. To advance slowly, feebly, laboriously, or with frequent stops: We crawled along until we reached the open road.
Yeah, she's almost there. She's taken to getting up on all fours (either her knees or occasionally standing on her hands and feet) and rocking forward until she falls. And repeat. Granted – when she rocks she usually slides backward twice as far as the goes forward ... but I'm pretty sure that's where the "to advance slowly, feebly, laboriously" comes in.

But she is obviously trying to go somewhere. She'll see the dog, or me, or a toy, lock her eyes to the target and start scooting in that general direction. Or at least attempt it. And when the task proves too difficult, she gets really frustrated and starts throwing a fit.

Rae seemed to insinuate that she gets that from me. But I have no idea what she is talking about.

It won't be long now and she'll be tearing it up around the house. She already has Pork Chop nervous. (Not to mention Rae – who I'm pretty sure wants to anchor every piece of furniture we own to the walls so Kaylee won't pull it down.)

Kaylee today: Rockin'.

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