Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I am Screwed






So, having a six month old is pretty easy, right? You can lay them down and go to the bathroom, or take a shower, or eat and be assured that they will pretty much be in the same spot where you left them. While I didn't write stuff down in the 3 "Record Your Baby's First Year" books we got for Baby Girl, I am pretty sure that's how things went down. Baby Girl was no trouble at all.






Right. A week ago, Peaches started pushing herself up and bringing her knees under her and making very tentative crawling motions. I wasn't too concerned, I mean, she won't even sit up yet and she doesn't have any teeth, so I figured it was a fluke. Then a couple of days ago, she started doing this half-crawl/half roll maneuver that they teach in the military so that she could get things she shouldn't (Baby Girl's toys). This morning at playgroup she crawled from one end of the living room to the other. In front of witnesses. It is now all very real. Shit.

This leaves me with no choice. If she feels she is old enough to suck on her toes and crawl around like a maniac at 6 months, then it is time for her to earn her keep. She will now be wearing pants with Swiffer wipe clothes attached to them with velcro. She can start keeping the floors clean. If it was good enough for her sister, it is good enough for her. Damn.

8 comments:

Missy said...

so much for peace and quiet. But she is so adorable. Swiffer on Peaches!!

Susan said...

Jesus that kid is cute. How do you make such cute kids? Was there a recipie, or did you buy something at the grocery?

And I will PAY her to come Swiffer my house. I mean it.

M&Co. said...

What a cutie! And I love the dog asleep in the middle of the floor in that second picture.

LoryKC said...

Just gently turn her so she can go pick up the dog hair with her swiffer pants!
What a great idea! Mine got the dust of course, but regular cloth just spread it around...until they had enough to pick up and eat.
Hey! It's fiber!

Mary P. said...

Love that second picture. Little wee bright pink baby with an eternity of floor before her - and you know she'll get where she needs to be going. Just like her momma!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

I can't believe she's crawling. The boys have been rocking on their knees for 3 weeks and getting nowhere. Holy smokes, girlfriend!

Candace said...

So cute!

kimmyk said...

She's adorable and I'm totally loving the idea of stickin swiffers to her butt...man, they didn't have swiffers when my kids were lil, shit if they did?! i woulda ate off mine...