5.13.2010

Walking Shmalking

SOME people (ahem...) have been giving Miss Elli a hard time because she has decided she will do all things in the gross motor skill department when she's good and ready, not when the development charts say so. This, unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately, I'm not sure yet) includes standing independently and walking. According to our Dr. and the 534 parenting books I have, walking should occur between 9 and 15 months. I have discussed this with Elli and we have previously agreed walking will happen before her 15 month mark. She has 'til Saturday. If she's anything like her mama, she's simply waiting until the last possible minute. Why waste the value of deadline adrenaline? In the meantime Elli has decided to work on some of the more underated skills like...
discovering that the goats are NOT our favorite animals at the zoo and...
video
learning to crawl blindfolded and...
becoming well versed in "fancy hotel" lounging.
On a final note (and to put all Nana's at ease) Elli has spent the entire morning working on standing up from a sitting position. The results have been 2 somersaults, 42 booty bumps and 1 large rug burn on the forehead. All in all it's been a very productive morning. Now off to watch daddy beat a buddy in basketball.

3 comments:

Stephanie Roscoe-AFN Ministries said...

What a goof ball! That was a great video. I was cracking up. I wonder what was going through her head...

elizabeth said...

I can't believe how long she kept it up, the crawling with the coat on her head...funny!

Steph said...

That is so cute!