My goodness, how things change! I have heard people comment about this before, but you don’t appreciate it as much until it happens to you…. Hayden has started crawling, and we have entered a whole other world! He has to be watched constantly! Gone are the days where he could be set down next to me on the floor, happily playing with the toys or books within reach while I split my attention between him and the laptop. He has figured out which things we do not want him to touch, and once he’s on the floor he heads straight for them! The stereo is always the first thing he goes to, followed by the fireplace. He also gets frustrated so easily now! He wants to go where he wants to go, and if you try to redirect him or get in his way he does not take kindly to it. However, he is very easily entertained when he is crawling around – you can just tell he feels he has an entire new, exciting world opened up to him. But of course he moves so fast that I feel like I can’t do anything apart from watch him. Even when I can see him he is still up to mischief – like yesterday I was putting on my makeup and could see him in the mirror. He was pinging this door stopper thing on the wall, and suddenly something seemed weird. I got down next to him and saw that he had worked off the end of the door stopper and put it in his mouth! And that was when he was within site!!
Crawling June 25, 2008