Sunday, November 02, 2008

Charlie is crawling!

(loosely to the tune of The Muppet Show)

It's time to clear the shelves off

It's time to put things away

It's time to lock cupboard doors

Because Charlie crawled Saturday...

Yup, folks, the boy is mobile. Not very fast yet, but he's definitely propelling himself across rooms. The first official crawl was to go after Roman's candy that he was sorting on the floor Saturday morning. Charlie also has launched himself down the step toward the side door to get at my Crocs, and has gotten into our videotapes three times. He also tried to eat a dried leaf that someone had tracked in. Needless to say, the time has come - more vacuuming, small toys are spirited off to Roman's room, and once he's roaming room to room, cupboards will be locked again. Haul those gates back out of storage. Time keeps marching on...

We also had returned to us a little play table that encourages kids to stand. Charlie would stand at it all day if he could, he was enthralled with it yesterday. He even tried to walk around the sides of it, with minimal success. We tried to explain to him that there was no need to go from crawling to cruising in a day. I don't think it will work!

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