Saturday, April 4, 2009

On The Verge...

Doing the "Coffee Table Shimmy"
This is where he circles the coffee table over and over again,
trying really hard not to touch the items that are off-limits
Practicing walking

The latest victim to Harrison's mouth...
...monkey's life has become exponentially better

I think Harrison is getting closer to walking. If you could hear me thinking, you would probably sense a bittersweet tone. For one, as I have mentioned numerous times, I'm not sure I like the idea of him growing up. Not that I prefer a Benjamin Button type child, but I am just not ready for him to be, well, grown-up. But more importantly, after this past week of chasing him around while he does his best "left-leg lopez," I just don't know how I will keep up when he is running. This week, he actually has stood for a couple of seconds on his own. I don't think that he knows that he is doing it. I certainly do. I have to admit, my first thought is to push him down (lightly, you know, I don't want to hurt him). I don't want him to realize that he is standing on his own. Everyone tells me that as soon as they realize that they are standing, they will just take-off. I know that trying to prevent my child from coming to this realization is not good parenting. And I don't think I would really push him down. But I'd be lying if that wasn't a thought that crossed my mind. I'm just afraid I won't be able to keep up with him.

1 comment:

Leah said...

try having a child that walked at ten months and hasn't stopped since. that will make you feel like you are losing your baby super quick! but...that is a good reason to have another! hint, hint!Harrison is so cute but how do you keep his shirts tucked in?