On Her Flying Trapeze

Monday, January 09, 2006

Turning Corners

My mom just called to see if I was still alive because I haven't posted to my blog in over 24 hours. I am, in fact, alive. I'm not even sick yet. Slightly twisted maybe, but not physically ill.

As DY Dad wastes away to a shell of his former self, slurping chicken soup, blowing his schnoz, and saying incoherent things about server configurations (oh wait, that part's normal), Laylee and Magoo are rapidly passing childhood milestones.

Fact - 7-month-old Magoo can now walk if you hold his hands and guide him forward. He looks like a cross between a Mussolini-style soldier and a cute fat ball of pudge with newly unleashed robotic mobile capabilities.

developmentFact - Laylee drew a person on her magna-doodle yesterday that looked surprisingly unlike a pile of mangled spaghetti. Not only did the specimen look semi-human, it actually looked a lot like a 1st trimester fetus, complete with arm-buds, leg-buds, blob-like cranial structure, and (she said) pants.

I don't want to jinx things by mentioning the other milestone that we're noticing, but it has to do with the fact that she is entering the realm of the persons with three years of agedness under their belts and the terribility seems to be waning. I will update you on whether this process ever completes itself …maybe after she leaves for college.

10 Comments:

Blogger blackbird said...

I like when they put pants on drawings.

1/09/2006 3:11 PM

 
Blogger Heather said...

Laylee is a maniac of the drawing. Oh that I were there to see the walking pudge!

1/09/2006 4:36 PM

 
Blogger Moonface said...

i find it fascinating to see how they go from drawing blobs with limbs to stick figures to elaborate drawings. i especially love the prominent featuring of the navel that occurs in the drawings of almost all kids.

1/09/2006 5:03 PM

 
Blogger Stephanie said...

But does he say incoherent things about server configurations in his sleep? Charming often talks about code or math when he is not awake.

The picture looks much like a fetus. Hilarious.

1/09/2006 6:03 PM

 
Anonymous Mom said...

1 small step for mankind, 1 giant leap for Magoo. Those magnadoodles are not that easy to draw with - truthfully. You may have a budding arteeest on your hands. I'm sorry DYD is still sick. The rest of you need to work at staying well.

1/09/2006 7:03 PM

 
Blogger Chilihead2 said...

Is it just me or does the magna doodle drawing look a little like it's doing a disco move? Very cute.

1/09/2006 7:57 PM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

Oh, I'm laughing--I looked at the picture before I read the post and thought, "Look, she drew a fetus!" Great minds think alike....

1/09/2006 8:58 PM

 
Anonymous Shannon (sentimental) said...

I was thinking you got hit with the cold of death as well. I am glad to hear you haven't. Their drawings are amazing aren't. My daughter can draw better that. I am flabergasted now when I see a new drawing.

1/10/2006 8:04 PM

 
Blogger RGLHM said...

I too am seeing some improvement in the area you won't name with my almost 3 daughter. I haven't really tried yet b/c I am way too lazy so really, I am just hoping it happens on it's own before she goes to school:-)

1/11/2006 12:02 PM

 
Anonymous Debora said...

Wow, that is an impressive fetus, alright! I'm glad to know there is even the possibility of two-ness on the wane, sigh... (mom to a 2year3month old).

1/13/2006 4:33 PM

 

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