Sunday, November 05, 2006

Portrait of an escape artist

A month ago, I told you how excited I was about the Bumbo seat. I had heard about the Bumbo seat from Cecily at Wasted Birth Control, whose daughter Tori is about 3 weeks younger than Lindsay. It's been a great, non-skid platform for Lindsay's first meals. Every day, we set the Bumbo on the table, and Lin has some cereal, vegetables, and fruit.

As we get ready for meal time, I do a lot of running back and forth from the kitchen to gather stuff for the table: plates with food, silverware, drinks, etc. I was in the process of this dash when Lin fell out of the Bumbo and on to the floor. She was fine, thankfully. I was annoyed with myself because with Lauren, I never underestimated when I needed to modify my behavior to keep her from rolling/crawling off of stuff...and Lindsay has fooled me at least twice.

Alec captured some pictures of Lindsay's Houdini act. She twisted until her left foot cleared the Bumbo's divider, slid the foot under her, pushing off with her foot while twisting until she is tummy up on top of the seat. From there, it's just a short roll to freedom.



3 comments:

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

All the good ones get bounced on their heads. So I've heard...

karen said...

Ross got dropped on his head and then rolled down the basement stairs...and he's fiiiiiiine. :) Try facing Lin towards Lauren? Then she won't have to turn around and maybe her foot will stay in place?

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Kate fell off her changing table once when making a move for the dog. Jeremiah and I were both standing right in front of her. For a good baby-dropping laugh read this: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/37495