Thursday, March 08, 2007

Stepping out

Friends with toddlers have warned me for months, that once TLM started walking I should expect to do a whole heap of chasing around. And now I believe them.

For some reason, TLM is irresistibly drawn to kerbsides. I don't know whether she's just curious to see what those floaty things are in the gutter, or whether she just wants to get a bit closer to those large, fast-moving beasts called cars, but if she's on the footpath that's where she'll head.

TLM also seems to love trying out the automatic doors at banks and other offices. At least when she was limited to bum-shuffling, it was pretty easy to catch up with her before she went out the door and into the path of an oncoming skateboarder. But she gets around much faster on two feet than she did on her bum cheeks, and no amount of hand-holding will deter her from her path of destruction.

My only solution so far has been to stock up on sweet buns or biscuits, so that when I scoopTLM up and forcibly harness her wriggly body back into the buggy I have something to distract her from pulling a tantrum to end all tantrums.


Deirdre said...

I'm very impressed by the speed at which TLM has taken to the bipedal world. From 0 to 100 km in the space of a week!

The food bribe is a great trick isn't it? I never take O out without a purseful of those little raisin boxes.

Angela said...

Food, fill their mouth and they are happy.

Violet said...

I just hope I'm not setting TLM up for a life of eating for comfort!