I had no idea that Sophie had one of the phones by her in her bedroom today until I was in the kitchen loading the dishwasher and heard a man’s voice saying “Hi. Um, hello..? Okay then… Bye!!” I looked around very confused. I walked in to the living room to find Cooper sitting on the couch playing a hand held game. Hmm. Clearly he heard nothing. I thought I was suffering from such a lack of sleep that I was hearing things. Then I heard the tell tale “phone off the hook” beeping. I walked in to Sophie’s room to find the cordless in her little hands and a look of pure glee on her face. I checked the last incoming phone calls and sure enough, D.Jones had called from work moments ago. Seems a certain 8 month old not only answered the phone, but also put him on speaker. I have got my hands full with this child.
In other “hands full with this girl” news…she took her first steps yesterday. At 8 months. EIGHT months. Goodness. We’re not ready, Sophie!! She doesn’t care, though, and all she wants to do is walk, walk, walk. If you are not willing to spend hours on end in a hunched over position holding her hands while she propels herself around the house (and quickly I might add), then she wants nothing to do with you. Period.
So yesterday we were at my parent’s house and she wanted nothing to do with me due to above mentioned ignoring of her requests to wander my parent’s house. Moments later, she took matters in to her own hands and walked approximately 4 steps right over to my mom, knowing she’d find a more receptive walking partner. Let me repeat….I’m not ready!
At 8 months old, Cooper was still essentially immobile. He wanted nothing to do with anything that may cause him harm in any way. Even at that age, I had no worries about leaving him sitting on one spot, even if that spot was on a couch with just a few pillows around him. He really wouldn’t move. He’d chill.
Sophie? Not so much. This one is going to require that we child-proof the home that was never child-proofed for Coops. Stat.