I’ve heard it before from other moms…but really, what is it about that six month mark?? It’s like Kellan is a whole new baby…like he is really starting to interact with the world around him.
I mean REALLY INTERACT.
When I go to take him out of his carseat or high chair, he starts trying to sit up before I can unbuckle him. He *knows* what it means when the car stops and I go around and open his door.
Loud noises or noises he isn’t expecting to hear make him jump – like a whole body type of reaction. Arms and legs flailing, everything.
Then, about a week ago, seemingly out of nowhere (for me, anyway), he started grabbing at things hanging on the walls when I would carry him from one place to another. Picture frames, mirrors, plants, anything that wasn’t “the wall” was fair game. It kind of took me by surprise at first like, “Wow…you realize that’s been there since…forever, right?”
I know…I know.
Development. Changes. Everything.
He’s waaaay more grabby, now. Just this past weekend at the condo, Tim had him sitting on the counter while I was doing…something…obviously not important enough to remember…and all of a sudden, Kellan sees the roll of paper towels.
The child thought it was the coolest thing EV-ER. Pulling off sheet after sheet after sheet after sheet, shaking his hand up and down a few times with the paper towel he had just successfully torn off, and then would let it fall to the ground while he went after the next one.
Funniest thing we have seen him do…until the other night.
Tim does this thing almost every night (I say almost because some nights Kellan is waaaaay too cranky for it) where he holds him, wrapped up in his towel, in front of the guest bathroom mirror and sings the song “One, two, buckle my shoe…three, four, shut the door, etc” and bounces Kellan up and down with the song.
Kellan thinks it is hilarious.
The other night, for whatever reason, after Kellan had gone through the post-bath diaper, lotion, etc routine, Tim brought him back into the bathroom (maybe he had to put his towel away?) and stood Kellan up on the counter.
And then this happened.