Saturday, January 7, 2012

They're Rolling

Both of my boys roll around but for different reasons. 

When Son #1 begins to roll, it is out of sheer exhaustion.  His steps to rolling around on the floor are as follows:

Step 1:  Run around like a chicken without a head.  This helps keep Son #1's eyes from closing when he is sitting still.  Running around like a chicken without a head might include some Slow Mo Football action (see post from a few days back).

Step 2:  Hop like a cricket from couch to couch.  This usually attracks the ire of the parents and eventually gets Son #1 in trouble.

Step 3:  After sitting in timeout for hopping like a cricket, rub the eyes.  Slump up against a piece of furniture on the floor and slowly sink down to the floor until laying down.

Step 4:  In order to keep from relaxing, frantically roll around on the floor with eyes half closed.  This is usually the last ditch effort to keep awake.  When Son #1 was younger, the rolling was usually followed by screaming.  Finally, fall asleep mid scream and roll.

Son #2 tries to roll to see what is behind him.  His steps to rolling are as follows:

Step 1:  First, turn head to see what is beside you.  Hopefully, it will be a bottle, a boob, or a toy.

Step 2:  Upon discovering it is a toy, try to touch it.  Roll onto side by pushing with feet.

Step 3:  Fall back over and repeat Step 2.

Step 4:  Get from back to tummy with a helpful nudge from parents.  Look around with a mixture of joy and surprise.

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