July 10, 2009

Eyes on the Prize

Generally, parents keep a close watch on their children in order to encourage (or discourage) certain behaviors, especially during the first year or so when there is such a high concentration of developmental milestones. Ted and I are in the middle of one right now with Tessa: the ol' roll-over. For weeks, she's been arching her back and kicking up one of her legs, sure signs that she's getting closer. To speed things along, Ted has laid down next to her with toy after toy, placed just far enough out of reach to entice her to do what needs to be done in order to lay claim. I have slowly rolled her hips to one side to get her used to the sensation, and her Grandma Becky even propped her up on her side with several rolled-up towels and then placed a few brightly colored toys just barely out of arm's reach to see what would happen.

Nothing.

Then Ted brought her into our room this morning after a nice long rest. As we played with her and talked to her, she realized that she was hungry, so she started fussing a bit. Ted promised her that Mama would feed her - "she just has to get ready." As a joke, we put her on her back, yet allowed her to see my then bare boobie. Within ten seconds, that girl just flipped right over!

Let this be a story to us all, that we can do anything as long as we have the right motivation. And as long as that motivation involves good food or an engorged fun bag. Or both.

7 comments:

Jean said...

Hahahaha!!! The girl knows what she wants!!!

(Do any of your posts NOT have the label "boobs"? Teehee!)

B Brown said...

Motivation like that works for lots of things ;) How do you think the yard work gets done around here?

Jen said...

Hey Ted and Allison, this is your long lost Colorado friend, Travis "Darwin" Winder. Sounds like you are having lots of fun with the baby!!! So, I read on your blog that you are moving to North Carolina. That is very exciting. We will actually be driving through North Carolina in a couple of weeks and I wondered when you would be out there. We will be driving from Virginia to Myrtle Beach on August 1, and then back to Virginia on August 9. If you guys have moved by then, we could swing by Raleigh-Durham and meet up at a chain restaurant for a meal together. Let me know.

charrette said...

Yeah, what girl won't move for food?

Hooray for Tessa's first official rollover!

sachia said...

Another hooterlarious post.

Cari said...

Um, are you still going to post about boobs from the other side of the country? Will they be the same there? Do people have boobs there? It ain't California, after all.

dana said...

Great photo recap.
And sorry about your back!!! yowzers. A month or two? That's an eternity!

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