The Above Average Hillbilly

Posted May 18th, 2010 by Aaron

Not to be confused with this guy. That’s right, at the ripe age of almost 9 months, Luke got two more teeth! He has a total of four teeth, and he’s not even over 30 yet! That’s much better than them city-folk that have all 23 of theirs when they get older.

I encourage you to try to do that math. You’re probably sitting there right now trying to figure out just how many teeth you actually have. Stop counting, it’s 32. Well, for most adults anyway.

What else is going on with the little tiger cub?  I mentioned before that he’s crawling now.  He has officially graduated from crippled insect to lame animal.  In fact, he’s such an animal that when he crawls after me, I fear for my ankles!  As a point of clarification, I really mean “after me” and not “to me”.  He gets a ferocious gleam in his eyes, he bares his teeth, and he’s off to the races!  It’s a slow race, but apparently there’s some tortoise and hare story that I should be aware of?  I’m sure it’s a story about how they had a delicious dinner together, or maybe how they were the delicious dinner.

He’s become significantly more chatty too.  When I listen closely, I can make out “da-da”, “ma-ma”, and the occasional “pity the fool!”  Sometimes it really sounds like he’s trying to converse with us.  Eventually he’ll be a lot clearer.

Also of note, and this’ll be the last thing before I go to bed, he likes to be walked around.  He definitely lets us know he wants to stand, which means that his legs are straight out in front of him and he’s pulling himself up with all of his might.  While we’re holding his hands, he likes to walk around.  I definitely let him lead the way, but I try to keep him away from the stove, dishwasher, and laundry room.  I just remind him that those are mommy’s job, and not for big guys like us.

It is fun walking him around though.  I’m always interested in what he wants to see.  He’ll sometimes lead me to Mommy, up to the oven so he can stare at his reflection, or just random places.  He loves it, and I’m reluctant to deny helping him walk around, even though I have to hunch over to walk with him.

He’s a good kid, and we love him very much.

One Response to “The Above Average Hillbilly”

  1. MIchelle

    awwwwww…… he is a sweetheart…. I love him lots too…