You may be thinking that this is another one of those performance topic posts, but you’d be wrong. This one is baby news about the determined little guy that doesn’t let much stop him. I wish I had a picture of the eye-squinty, wrinkled nose, determined grin expression he wears when he’s bee-lining to something he most likely shouldn’t. But I don’t. Do you know how fast I would have to be with a camera to catch that? Faster than I am.
I can’t even remember all the things he gets into these days. It’s non-stop. The harder it is to get to, the more appeal it holds. If there’s something he wants to get to, it doesn’t matter what’s in the way, even if it’s the wrought iron base of our coffee table. So maybe he got a little stuck under there and needed a rescue, but that doesn’t mean he won’t try it again. Or maybe he can squeeze past the laundry basket blockading the bedroom door so he can go check out that flight of stairs (from the 2nd floor). No, Remy, no!!!
The refrigerator is one of his favorites. That darn thing is boring and white on the outside and filled with all kinds of fascinating stuff on the inside, but Mom & Dad are always closing the door! This means that any time the door opens, it’s sprint crawl time.
But he’s been learning climbing skills these past few days. Yesterday he tried climbing up the slide and today he climbed up the porch stairs with Gary looking on. He hasn’t noticed our flight of stairs from the living room yet. We won’t be drawing his attention there purposely either. Gary got a video of the porch climbing (the whining is Remy saying enough of this climbing, I want FOOD!):
He’s also been working on standing unsupported the past week by letting go of whatever he’s hanging on to. He lasts up to about 5 seconds, which isn’t too shabby.
I wish we could take some kind of credit for him learning all this stuff but he’s completely self-directed. We just pick him up and love him when he gets a boo boo and otherwise watch him go. I guess he’s a good role model for not giving up. We can use the short hand WWRD (What Would Remy Do) whenever we second guess our goals. The answer to acronymic question is keep trying unless someone a lot bigger than you completely prevents it then you make your face get red and whine loudly. Don’t laugh. It might be more applicable than you think.