Joy is sitting up watching the music video “Take On Me” by A-ha on my iPhone. She started sitting up yesterday morning as I was driving to the library. Deb called me two minutes after I had left the house.
“Joy was lying on her tummy and pushed herself up. She is sitting on the floor on her bottom, playing and clapping!”
“No effing way,” I said. “How? She can only sit for about thirty seconds before she falls over.”
“I don’t know. She kinda does the splits and then pushes up. She is all smiles. She is so proud of herself.”
Joy still falls over eventually. But this morning she sat up by herself, playing contentedly with her toys for almost twenty minutes. We have put down some gymnastic mats so that she can sit up, then fall over without getting hurt.
So, apparently she is getting the hang of sitting. Joy is another baby step closer to no longer being a baby. Joy will be ten months old this week. Wasn’t it yesterday when I held her for the first time?
So needless to say
I’m odds and ends
But I’ll be stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is ok
Say after me:“Take On Me”
It’s no better to be safe than sorry
Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day or two