And we’re mobile!

Mia is crawling all over the place.

Behind the plant on the hunt for fallen leaves and other treasure.

Emerging from behind the plant, heading towards one of her favorite targets: Tico.

Out from behind the curtains, where we just had a game of “Where is Mia?”

And, oh my, it changes everything.  How do you “child-proof” plants?

Hmmmm…Can I pull myself up and grab the leaves or can I just pull the whole plant over?

Maybe I will just chew on the pot for now…

I’ve heard many people say things like, “just when you think you’re starting to get the hang of it, the whole game changes”.  Yep, that has happened…again.  I suppose we should just get used to it.  The only constant in this game — or any game for that matter — is change.  Right?

Besides the basic fun of mobility, my favorite part is the delighted look on her face with her new found accomplishments.  When she has crawled over to Tico and is about to reach out and touch him, she just hangs out for a minute with a big smile on her face, as if thinking ‘I made it all the way over here by myself!’.

I will post some videos of her crawling but for now, I want to share these pre-crawling videos from last week.  I love the little hip-shimmy that she does trying to wiggle herself towards her goal.  The first video is her trying to get to the lens cap, and so pleased once she gets it: http://youtu.be/MjJSyUKkj8Y

In this video, you can see that I am tempting her to crawl to the phone (which she is fascinated by) and you can also see her frustration: http://youtu.be/9SShMaQ9Dh0

One of the hardest parts of this whole parent thing is the fine line between letting her struggle on her own and helping her.  But I guess that is true for most relationships, not just the parent-child relationship.  That’s all for now. Hope you’re enjoying your own mobility, in all its great varieties.

About Stephanie

I am a mother and a wife, lady scientist, gardener, fabulous cook, foodie, world traveler, and aspiring polymath. I like to ignore stereotypes, challenge the status quo and encourage independent thought.
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