Saturday, June 9, 2012
We went to the library with football commands: 10 minutes, two books, everybody go! After a little scramble for spots in aisles, pretty soon each child was immersed in something. I searched the dark, musty stacks for Fahrenheit 451 while everyone was occupied for a minute. The baby was wearing his blue shorts and a tight shirt with little brown monkeys on it. After a few minutes of patience with his perusing mama, he wanted down. I let him down, and he was gleeful-- toddling around on little stubby legs with the happiest of expressions and squeals (sorry patrons!). I had a twinge moment-- my baby is growing up! He has been walking a few steps here and there, but this is the first time he teetered around without crawling at all. Baby walking. His face so happy. I wanted to laugh and cry all at once.