Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The horseshoe crab phase

(Image credit: spakattacks)

Behold the horseshoe crab. An ancient creature, he is not really a crab at all but is closely related to ticks, spiders and scorpions. Horseshoe crabs swim upside down and have a dozen legs and molt 16 times. Their tails are used as rudders, for navigation, and to flip themselves over when they are upended by strong currents or thoughtless humans.

So it is with little G. He's four months old now and he's decided to learn how to roll. The child will smile and squeal and giggle and lunge and...almost roll over. He can achieve face-down position but he gets stuck on his own arm. He cannot yet pull it out from under himself. So there he lies, happy as a horseshoe crab, until he uses his arm as a lever to upright himself.

And try, try again. Pin It

3 comments:

This Heavenly Life said...

Oh, G. You're so much cuter than that behemoth :) Good luck with the rollover, buddy!

M. T. said...

Hello Robin,
I came to your blog from simplemom.net from the post on a three-child family. I wanted to let you know how much I loved what you wrote there. We've had our three girls in 3 years and 22 months and its a great blessing, though definitely an overwhelming one at times. Everything you said resonated with my own experiences as well. I just wanted to thank you. Blessings on your family!
--M.T.

Inna said...

Rolling over is a very very important skill. I'm sure he will do it much cutterly than the crab and maybe with more pazaz (how do you spell that?)