Saturday, June 21, 2008

Slowly But Surely


Abram decided a couple years ago that he wants all of his girls to go into the math and sciences.  He loves to have phrases he can preface with "I always say..." and this falls into that category.

Recently he found out that kids that skip crawling are generally not so coordinated and not so good at math.  Max barely crawled, maybe for two weeks before he started walking.  And he never did quite get that you could lift your head up and look around as you crawl.  So to this day, on the rare occasion that he crawls, he pushes his head along the carpet, plowing the way for his hands and knees.

Here he is with his signature head plow crawl:

video

Now imagine Abram's horror when he saw that Aviva is just as disdainful of tummy time as Max was.  I don't have the drive to force it on her, but he has been coaching Aviva on crawling every chance he gets.  Today he proudly walked into the room where I was and asked if I noticed that when Aviva is sitting, she now goes up on one knee to reach the toys she wants.  

So I went in the living room to document it and sure enough,  she reached right over and went on both knees to get what she wanted.  Nobel prize, here we come.  

7 comments:

Kristin Mulrooney said...

Look at her go! It may be slow now, but I bet that changes quickly.

Amy said...

Good for you Aviva! It's amazing how much your mentality has to change once they no longer stay in the place you left them.

Owens D.C. said...

Hey yours are getting big themselves, crawling and washing cars. They are adorable and I miss just having the opportunity to hang out with you even though it was once every year :) I'm still secretly hoping Tyler picks up and does the samething because those 14hr days are killing me! Hope you're well and keep the posts coming!

Delsa said...

So glad to see you are back to blogging. I thought that was the end and I wouldn't hear anything about you and the family until I returned home.

xóchitl said...

so is abram's wanting his girls to go into math/sciences like me wanting us to marry guys who are sensitive to the humanities? i'm not sure which infant milestone they would have had to meet to assure that to be so.

John and Ryan said...

I can't stop laughing...

...my kids will make the perfect study b/c Emmanuel never crawled and Jordan is a crawling fool. May be both our second children will be ready for MIT in 17 years.

Arah Debra said...

I love that video! Hilarious!! Good luck Aviva, you can do it.