Important News of the Day

When Lil’ H (10.5 months) summoned me from my repose at the top of her lungs at 3 o’clock this morning, I was greeted by the sight of her standing up holding onto the crib rail. It’s the first time I’d ever seen her stand up without one of us holding her. M has said that she’s been working on it over the past week or so but now it’s been fully achieved. I definitely need to drop the crib mattress again…


Lil’ G (3.5 yrs), on the other hand, played her first game of checkers last night. After her first few moves we were afraid we might have a budding strategic genius on our hands and M was concerned that she might be beaten by a three year old, but it became evident a few moves later that she hadn’t quite grasped the notion of “jumping” other pieces. Oh well—she’s got plenty of time to learn. My “proud papa” moment, though, was when she first sat down. She stared at the board, then reached into the second row and moved a checker straight forward a couple of rows. It was a perfect P-Q4 move!

3 thoughts on “Important News of the Day

  1. Derek the Ænglican

    I know…

    H is already crawling around sticking everything she can grab into her mouth. The new dynamic is that G can (and does) warn us about it now…

  2. Annie

    That most certainly is the most important news of the day. What a brilliant three year old! At the very least, she must take after her Papa–if not her Mama, as well.

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