In Which Miss Mouse Learns to Walk and Then Refuses to Do So
October 7th, 2009
Almost two weeks ago, I was all aflutter, having determined that I was now the Mother of a Toddler. In front of both adoring parents, Miss Mouse proudly took five unassisted steps before toppling into my arms. Then she did it again. Huzzah!
I dove for the video camera, ready to capture this magical moment…
…and I’m still waiting.
She now refuses to take more than a single step. She’ll cruise around the couch, kitchen stools, dining room chairs and any other furniture that she can get her paws on, but actual bi-pedal, solo steps? Not so much.
She also knows when we’re trying to get her to show off — for grandpa and grandma on the webcam, say — and takes her stubbornness to new heights by going totally noodle-legged. Forget walking. She won’t even stand!
Her teachers haven’t confirmed it, but I suspect that she is toddling around the day care room in fine style, smug in the knowledge that she’s driving Mommy nuts.