Giving the Finger and Taking a Knee

He means business

Cooper has discovered the power of the pointer finger and it is always at the ready. It spins the dials on his activity stand. It draws a veggie puff closer to him in the highchair. It attempts to find residence in your mouth. It acts as a hook as he is carried from room to room to grab some small swallowable item that would otherwise be out of reach. Sometimes it just hangs out in midair, waiting for the next cool thing to happen by.

I’ll take that!

If it’s near my mouth, I will eat it.


Getting the point

Another funny thing to watch is Cooper crawling across the floor. Not only has he mastered “heartbreak hill” (the slippery threshold that rises between the kitchen and the dining room that has bewildered beginner crawlers since we’ve owned the house), but he uses different crawling techniques depending on the terrain. On the soft carpet, traditional hands-and-knees crawling. The second he reaches the hardwood, one leg straightens out to the side where he side-steps on that side and continues on one knee on the other leg. Again, the moment he is back on soft ground, both knees go down. He again employs the one-legged side-step when going over the threshold between the living room and dining room, stopping to sit as soon as he crosses over to look back at the uneven ground he just covered.

I have a love of crawling. And stripes.

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