Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Daughter: The Zombie (and other news)

This girl,

at 9 1/2 months old,

changes every day.

Sports has two teeth:

Crawls. In a weird "Does she know that right leg works?" kind of way (11 seconds long):

Pulls herself up to stand.

Feeds herself Cheerios.

Is weaned (*sniff*).

Loves shoulder rides:

Babbles almost all the time.

Snuggles up to my shoulder when I hold her. 
Snuggles up to my shoulder to bring it within chewing range.

Makes me laugh:

Makes me cry.

Loves electronics (for chewing purposes only). 

Imitates zombies:

Turns the pages of books when I read to her.

Bursts out laughing when she sees other kids. 

And, my personal favorite, gasps (4 seconds long):

Please never, ever tell me, "Oh, just wait until she's a toddler. It's going to be horrible."

I'd rather not waste time dreading what's coming when I could be enjoying what IS.