Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A Dash of Dash a Day for May: May 27
I guess there's a thing where a kid will generally either be an talker or a walker, as it's said. Dash is extremely vocal, but no words yet. Instead, we're getting a lot of motor skill work, and it's really impressive to see him work things out and get moving.
First we had the rolling over craziness, which was just that. He could get 80% of the way there and then just get AMAZINGLY frustrated. Soon, he got there, but didn't care to crawl. Then he just got sick of crawling and chose to walk around everywhere, and this is where we are now. Often running when he can, it's an imbalanced comedy act.
Lately, though, he's taken to some fairly interesting things. One is a tiny rocking chair that he decided he would sit in and rock. Completely unprompted, but hey. Now we have to keep him from standing up on it, but you can't help but be proud. The impressive thing, though, is this slide. He figured out how to climb it pretty quick, and I'd say by the fourth or fifth time, he was doing it himself, complete with sitting properly on the top and sliding down. And then applauding himself for the effort once he hits bottom, of course.
That's been the most interesting part of Dash growing up so far, for me - watching him solve these little problems on his own. I can't help but feel like it's a good sign in spite of it probably being completely normal.