This youngest kid of ours - he goes for what he wants. If it's just out of reach he will not give up until he has found a way to get his hands on the desired object. If there is water in his brother's cup, he will try every possible angle until he has figured out how to get the liquid in his mouth. If there is anything, - a stick horse, a slinky, whatever - between the boy and his toy, that item will be tossed aside without a second thought. Don't try to distract him. He's on a mission.
Case in point: His first time to his feet - all because there was a toy in the corner of that chair and he just had to have it.
Is this the one?
And . . . straight to the mouth.
This tongue his is trademark, always out, always wiggling around. Silly goose.
971. Reminding myself I'm not a failure.
972. Having it all ready on time.
973. The squeaks of a little boy's hands on the balloon - and the squeaks of happiness from his mouth.
974. A column written