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Monday, June 4, 2012

Developmental Milestones...

*Note: The milestones listed below are based on a small sample size, so should not be used as a strict guideline.

8 months - previously thought to be around 2 years of age, but turns out can be as early as 8 months, is the ability to unravel a roll of toilet paper in under 30 seconds. Technique used is that of a squirrel treading water.

8 months - the ability to crawl, but only backwards. Highly frustrating when attempting to move towards a coveted object, but the object continues to get farther and farther away.

8 months - the ability to be pleased by your own flatulance, also previously thought to develop during the toddler years. Evidenced by the whole body shiver that Sofia gives after releasing a bit of her own blend of air freshener.

5 years old - the ability to be sneaky, in a very obviously sneaky way. Evidenced by moving through a room on actual tiptoes (who does that?). Attempting to get a cookie out of the loudest, most crackly bag ever, all while keeping her gaze locked in on me (who was pretending I saw none of this so that I didn't have to deal with it in the moment).

5 years old - development of VERY strong desires. As evidenced by the 22 bucks a person we shelled out for the Ripley's Wax Museum during our San Antonio trip. Undeveloped at the time is the ability to discern that only 1 out of 100 of the wax figures actually looked like their human counterpart - evidenced by the joy displayed at meeting the wax Lady Gaga.

35 years old - development of a Pollyanna mindset. Evidenced by taking one 5 year old and 2 8 month olds on a riverboat, at 1:00 (felt like Hades), crammed in with 30 other people, for a trapped 45 minutes. Felt like a 3 hour tour... a 3 hour tour...

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