A couple of days ago Marin decided to give up crawling in favor of walking. She staggers like a drunk with both hands up in the air and squints if she senses an upcoming impact. She also took up dancing the same day that she took off walking, although the dancing requires the security of a piece of furniture to hang on to. Then she stands while bending her knees repeatedly, smiling and bouncing to the music. There is just nothing cuter than a dancing baby.
She has also been working on her vocal skills. And by working, I actually mean screeching. This shrill, primitive noise that she uses can serve the purpose of conveying delight or displeasure. Kind of like ‘aloha’ can mean hello or goodbye in Hawaiian. It’s all in the context. I forgot to mention that it’s just a hair under ear piercing decibels.
I keep expecting to have the following conversation on the phone:
Other person- “Hi. Hey, are you really into ‘Jurassic Park’ or what?”
Me- “It’s ok. I haven’t seen it for a while. Why do you ask?”
Other Person- “Aren’t you watching it right now?”
Me- “No, why would you think that?”
Other Person- “You better get the hell out. I think you have a raptor in your living room.”