The Gonzalez Family Herald

Headlines and commentary from a Northern California family of seven.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Mobility and the dreaded kitchen

First Boost went mobile. Then Google went mobile. Then came a new baby. And he grew. And then he went mobile.

Up until about a week ago the boy knew nothing except reverse. Wherever he wanted to go, he would turn his butt to it and botta-boom, botta-bing, he was there. Backwards, but he was there.

Well, a few days ago, after many long days of lurching forward and falling on his face, he learned to crawl forward. SWEET LORD, HE KNOWS HOW TO GO FORWARD! QUICK, NAIL DOWN EVERYTHING!

OK, so maybe it isn't that bad. All it means now is that Mom and I need to make sure we sweep and vaccuum every day. And it means that the kids need to make sure all of their 14 million pieces of little toys need to be put away all the time.

The reason for this isn't so much that the boy can crawl. It is more because in just the last day or so, he learned how to crawl on hands and feet (as opposed to the more common and usual hands and knees). That means that he is in effect crawl walking. Or in plain daddy terms, crawlking.

Oooh, daddy just got smart(er)
So what is a dad to do when his son can now get just about anywhere in the house in a matter of a few steps? Introduce, the jumper. That's right ladies and gentlemen. It slices, it dices, it contains the boy child. And it offers him minutes upon minutes of good self-contained fun and enjoyment.

Now if I could just figure out how to keep him from crawlking out of it...


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