Well, as much fun as that was yesterday to share my personal humiliation with all of you, let's change the subject, shall we?
How about a Pop Quiz!
What is the worst thing you can do to a baby who has just learned to crawl?
Pause for answer...
If you said, "Put her on an airplane from Honolulu to LA where she is restricted to her mom's lap for 5 1/2 hours... then, in the middle of the night, transfer her to another plane where she is again stuck on her mom's lap for another 5 hours as they fly all night to Chicago. THEN get on yet another plane where she is, once again, stuck prisoner on her mom's lap for one more flight to Cleveland..." you would be correct!
Yeah, that's what we're going to do to Moana in about 48 hours. If I'm really lucky, and cross my fingers real hard, she may even cut her first tooth just as we board that first flight. I can feel a little lump right there on her bottom gum where apparently something is getting ready to pop through.
Don't you wish you were me this week?
Besides the flying the baby across the Pacific Ocean and then across the continental United States, I'm actually quite excited to take Moana home to Ohio. I grew up in Hudson, Ohio and most of my family is still there. So she'll get to meet her grandpa, a couple of uncles, aunts, cousins, and her one great grandma! I'm envisioning lots of photos being taken this weekend. And I know The Laundry Fairy is just beside herself with excitement about her little granddaughter crawling all over the house while puking as much as she can on the clean carpet. Luckily, Grammy loves that kind of stuff.
In good news, Scott (otherwise known as The Sherpa when we travel) is coming too, so it's not like I'll be handling Moana and all her stuff all on my own. This is also going to be Scott's first trip to my hometown and though he's met some of my family already, there are others he has not yet met. Luckily, he is already married to me so he can't change his mind even after he meets the rest of the clan.
Here's a little video I took the other day of my offspring learning to crawl. I think this is so funny because a) She's so cautious and deliberate about picking her hands up and b) her timing and coordination clearly mark her as a beginner crawler. It's also kind of classic how she bypasses her baby toys and goes for the real prize.