Tuesday, July 7, 2009

oh my goodness, we're in trouble now!

I got up early this morning and was doing some cleaning and stuff while Jack and Alex were still asleep. Well, around 7:00 (Jack's usual wake-up time) I heard a little "mhhuuhh!" (his normal wake-up cry) and went into the bedroom expecting to find him sitting up, rubbing his eyes, and giving me a goofy, tired smile (his normal wake-up greeting).

WELL.

He was standing on the floor holding on to the edge of the bed. That's right, he climbed out of bed on his own!!! (His crib is pushed up against our bed with one side open, giving him the perfect escape route!) And he was surveying the room carefully, deciding where to go next.

I blame Alex, who decided this week to start teaching Jack about furniture dismounts. He was showing him "Okay, you put your feet over the edge, then turn on your tummy and your feet hit the floor first," while coaching him through the motions.

And of course, as I typed this he tried to dive head-first to dismount from the couch. What are we going to do with this boy??

8 comments:

Sebastian said...

It's OK, the acrobatics will end as soon as you give you a computer to play with.

I should know. The last time I ran was on my second birthday.

Alex said...

The computer is only interesting for a few minutes. It is no more interesting for him than a fly swatter or a racquetball.

Sebastian said...

Well I was taught to program them...!

I actually started with taking apart video machines, sewing machines, pianos, etc. Then moved onto programming computers when I was about 7 or 8 (but this was when computers were fairly special!)

A computer has almost infinite possibilities, if you know what to do with it... a fly swatter does not :P

Melissa said...

A fly swatter can be used to swat things, to be chewed on, AND as a sword. What more could a little boy want? :)

Alex said...

Seb,

Jack will have plenty of opportunity if he wants to wander into this realm in the future. :P

You pretty well described my childhood and adolescence and ...

I was fortunate to have a professor of computer science as a parent, so I have had one around to play on since the Tandy 1000 entered our home. My first baby was a Wang Labs 286. :)

Sebastian said...

A Wang!! I always wanted one of those. I had to make do with a ZX Spectrum and then later a range of PCs, starting from an Olivetti, then about 5 different Amstrads and... well...

The rest, they say, is history.

Just make sure Jack gets his hands on a computer before he gets made to knead some sour dough...

Melissa said...

You're too late! I actually have some video of him working on a piece of sourdough. I just need to get it uploaded....

Sebastian said...

Call yourself a geek, Alex... :(

Geekdom must be installed from an early age!

By 'installed' I obviously mean, er, nurtured?