Talking and walking at the same time
By was on Dec 21, 2004
So yesterday my son Liam decided to surprise me with a double whammy. He decided to walk and talk on the same day. Needless to say I was shocked.
Liam carries a plastic hammer around like it's been glued to him. He's never without it for more than 15 minutes or so. This doesn't seem all that unusual, heck I carry my blackberry around like it's been surgically attached to me...
So last nite I decided to hang some pictures in our hallway. Ok, the wife decided and I was just the muscle... Actually I love doing home improvement projects. I used to do more of them (installed wainscotting through a large portion of the house, etc.) but with 2 kids now and my staff being recently doubled, I just don't have the time. Oh yeah, back to the real story. So there I am hammering in a picture hanger and I feel Liam using me as a crutch to stand. Nothing unusual there. I lower my hammer to pick up a nail and he reaches out for the REAL hammer, and says "Hamma, hamma!". Dumbstruck I look at my wife and we start laughing. Then, quick thinker that I am, I decide to see if I can get Liam to chase the hammer. I start waving it down the hall, and sure enough, he follows me (the hammer really, but I can dream, can't I?) down the hall. All 15 feet of it. Walking like Frankenstein. Where's the freakin' video cam when you most need it. Drat.
Walking and talking in the same day. Who'd of thunk?