Time Crawls When You’re Having Fun

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You can't rush into a thing like crawling

Maddie has run into a snag as she prepares for this weekend’s Daytona 500. The challenge is that she still can’t sit up and can only crawl backwards. That’s going to make her driving in this week’s race a real challenge.

Maddie is not short on strength in any way shape or form, but at this point, she’s not really interested in crawling. She gets a ton of tummy time and is sitting up like a champ, but that is as far as her interest goes.

To be honest, I’m in no hurry for her to become mobile. Keeping up with her now is more than enough of a challenge. This despite the fact that she isn’t even running or crawling yet.

There’s also the looming challenge of childproofing the house and the stairs. I have studied the checklists and they seem rather extensive. Once the checklists are complete, experts advise that parents crawl through the house to get a good look at rooms through the eyes of their baby.

Probably the biggest challenge we face is the Berlin Wall we will have to erect to keep the Madster away from our massive sets of stairs.

Maddie already loves to grab and tip things over, so I can only imagine that the allure of our perilous stairwells will be almost too much to bear. But for now, it’s all butterscotch and ponies for us. Maddie is content to take it easy while I save up the valuable energy necessary for the challenge of chasing her later.

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