Monday, January 29, 2007

Right hand, left hand

I'm quite sure that I'm not the only father that proudly considers his child a genius, but once in a while Dear Alex does something that leaves me thinking that perhaps I'm over-estimating her capacity to think things through. Which isn't to say that she's not a genius - just that some times her enthusiasm for trying something new overcomes her ability to actually achieve what she's trying to accomplish. For example - look at the picture, look at the mitten. The moment you put the mittens on lil'screamie, she does what all little kids do: she takes them off. Put them on again, she takes them off again. Repeat as necessary until you're frustrated, and she's mittenless. Fortunately, the mittens are attached to the coat - otherwise they'd have been lost a long time ago. At some point on one of our early-evening outings, Dear Alex decided to put her mittens on by herself - dad wasn't allowed to help - if I put them on, she just took them off, so I let it play for a while, with the above result - this too, is one of a series of pix, but the idea is that she did figure out how to put the mitten on, but on the wrong hand. As the mitten is attached to the coat, hilarity ensued as Dear Alex tried to figure out why one moving one hand made the other move, and why she couldn't comfortably gesture at everything (thisssh? thissh?) and suck her thumb simultaneously. It was really funny to watch, but it kind of falls in the 'you-had-to-be-there' category.

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