How's the baby?
"He's into everything."
But how's he doing?
"Fine - into everything."
Yes, I have an adorable 10 month old who makes me indescribably happy. And yes, he is a blessing from God. I know that. But. He. is. into. everything.
I must have forgotten about this stage. The Momma-can't-do-anything-while-baby-is-awake-b/c-baby-rules-the-roost stage. He is constantly on the go and for lack of a better set of words (forgive me) into everything. He loves TV remotes, loves the speakers in front of the entertainment center, loves the Wii equipment, loves Nintendo DSis, loves iPhones, loves dog food (dog food? yes. keep reading.) Yes, we are good parents and put these things out of his reach but I do have 2 other children who may forget occasionally a lot.
He love to be right in the center of the action. Especially the dinner table.
He tried dog food the other day. I was cleaning the kitchen and I thought I had my eye on him. He showed me - I dug 3 pieces of dog food out of his mouth! Don't judge me- we've all been there!
For a week or so, his new fascination was with the stairs. I follow him in there and watch him attempt to climb them. At one point, he tried to go back down forwards and tumbled his way down into my arms. That was enough to scare him. For now.
He followed Daddy out to get the paper on Sunday. And didn't want to come in. I can't blame him. It was a gorgeous day.
Each morning, after the kids leave for school, Bubba and I have a routine. I get my cup of coffee, put him in his exersaucer, and I get a little computer time in. Most of the time, he is happy playing in it, looking out the window, and jabbering away. Not today. I watched him lean wwwwaaaaaayyyyyy over and slide right out of it. He didn't hurt himself. He happily crawled away as if he was escaping the horrible captivity I put him in. Great. There goes the last place I can safely put him in to get something done. Nice.
But hear me out, I am not complaining. I know, it sounds like I am. I think I forgot how busy these little guys can be. How you have to be so vigilant and with them 24/7. I love to see him explore and check out new things around the house. I am with him, watching him, letting him touch stuff, letting him learn. I love it. How could I not with this precious face?
Hate to cut this post short- he's on the move again.......