February 09, 2006

Things I've Learned From My 10-Month Old

1. It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
And if you don't feel like asking for forgiveness, then just crawl away as fast as you can. Someone will always catch you, but the joy is in the chase.

2. Flirt shamelessly.
This will get you endless amounts of attention. However, Mommy doesn't like it when the cart checker with the bad breath at the grocery store gets in our faces, so be selective.

3. Even when the ones you love best hurt you, love them anyway.
Even when they knock you down and take your toys and shout "NO!" in your face. Because if you wait long enough they'll come back to you. They will tickle you and turn the knob on the jack-in-the-box for you and maybe even play a quick game of peek-a-boo.

4. Ask a lot of questions.
Even if they are all the same question. "Dis?" "Dis?" "Dis?" You still get tons of information.

5. When you have guests, greet them enthusiastically.
Shriek. Beat your hands on the floor. Smile and let drool come pouring out of your mouth. So much warmer than a smile and a handshake, really.

6. When you're done eating, stop.

Better yet, throw that food away. Throw it right on the floor. Throw it to the dog. Heck, throw it to the cat, there's enough of them around here. If someone tries to give you more, throw it them!

7. Claim your turf.
The minute Mommy lays on the floor to exercise, climb right up on her chest, lay down, and say "Awwww." She won't shoo you away because you are so darn cute.

8. Celebrate life.
Wake up each morning with a shriek of joy and hearty laugh. Clap your hands, fall on your butt, and shout "AYE!" Then stand up and dance and throw all of your toys and blankets out of your crib because darn it, life is just so damn good.

2 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

I need to come over for a visit this weekend. This post makes me crave some quality Party Girl time. (And Sass too, of course!)

February 11, 2006 1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is tooooo funny. Aren't they a hoot at that age???

February 11, 2006 4:54 PM  

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