The Pregnant Waddle

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Just Around the Corner (It's Trying to Run and Hide)

Monday, July 03, 2006

Early signs of an (admittedly warranted) suspicious personality

Ngaire has discovered that she can open the bottom left drawer of the Husbandlet's desk. When first she accomplished this, she discovered to her delight that the drawer contains instruction manuals, which, as we all know, are made of paper. An openable drawer filled with paper to fling and gnaw is one of Ngaire's ideas of heaven. (Another is being tickled by Daddy while nursing.)

Since we object to having the manuals completely destroyed--not to mention feeling some concern about the effects of that much ink and paper chemicals on the Squid--we tend to rescue the papers shortly after the flinging stage, early into the gnawing. The Squid patiently accepts that her lot in life to achieve a goal, only to have the fruits of her labor ripped from her hands, and, as often as not, find herself swooping up into the air in the grasp of one or other of her parents.

This afternoon, Ngaire had crawled over to the drawer, opened it, and begun to fling, when she realized that one of the papers in there was rippable. Rippable! And chewable! I saw a torn piece of paper making its way to a round mouth via a plump little hand, and started over to begin the detachment/swooping process.

Ngaire saw me coming and (I kid not) flung herself over the paper, shielding it with her body.


At 3:23 PM, Blogger Nate said...

The tendancy to eat paper probably comes from her father, but from whom does she get this desire to cover up her doings?

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Jordana said...

Must be from me. I must have been hiding this fact from myself hitherto.


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