So after Clara's epic first few toddling steps she happily reverted to cruising, standing, and crawling. It seemed that she would ony brave freestanding steps for Gerald until he let me in on a little secret. Clara totally toddles towards his glowing smartphone. She is entranced by the lure of the glowing button on the touchscreen she has figured out how to swipe and unlock. She giggles and walks faster when Gerald turns on the camera and she can see herself walking towards herself.
Baby. Carrot. Toddles.
The other day I was sitting at my desk drinking out of a one liter bottle of seltzer. Clara happens to love drinking out of anything that's not a baby bottle. She was hooked. I rolled about five feet away and held out the bottle. Clara exclaimed: "Ticka gooey ticka AGOOOO!" and miraculously took ten steps towards me, all by herself, to get a swig out of that bottle.
Baby Carrot. Toddles.