Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Nathan Jr has definitely begun walk. He has taken a few steps, independent of furniture or other support.

I felt compelled to painstakingly document Lumpyhead's first steps. I wasn't as fervent about it with Lula; but since Nathan Jr is the Last Baby, I feel I should tell you about it. (Aw, poor Middle Child, everyone feel sorry for unfortunate, neglected Lula. As she will one day rule the Universe with an iron fist, use the opportunity to think of her as vulnerable, now, so you can look back on this moment fondly when she's crushing your hopes and dreams as Magnificent Overlord.)

I no longer understand the big deal surrounding the first steps. Unless your child is delayed in some way, it's pretty much a given that he is going to walk eventually, right? What's the big significance in the first steps? Have you missed something momentous if the child takes those first steps in daycare, or somewhere else out of your sight? Come to think of it, how do you know those are the first steps, really? That wily baby could have been testing out that stepping shit for days while your back was turned.

It's not a milestone to be celebrated, once the third baby comes along. It's the beginning of the end. The onset of any type of mobility is a dreaded day, and full-on walking means the battle is lost. Retreat now, for the Small Ones shall conquer us all.

Until they meet Mr. Staircase, that is.


Auntly H said...

What? No word from Dot on this Last Baby's First Steps thing? You must have her gagged in a corner of the basement! Well done.

Auntly H said...

p.s. or did you send her here for a visit?

bozoette said...

As my mom told me when SonnyeBoy started walking at 9 months: Push him down!

Em said...

I think we could do worse than having Lula as our Magnificent Overlord. Particularly if Nana V continues to dress her.