After learning parenthood would soon be upon me, I vowed not to become the type of person whose Facebook status updates are overrun with mundane details about their kid or whose blog becomes a shrine to their offspring. Sara and I love Kate very deeply and she is of course one of the most important aspects of our lives, but the internet world doesn't need to see every picture we take of her or hear graphic details about dirty diapers. More than a few people have failed to avoid this type of trapping, even a few people we know; I'd like to think, just maybe, so far I've succeeded at striking a reasonable balance.
All of that, then, is a prefacing apologetic for the video of Kate below. Also, I apologize that it breaks my "2 minute" rule of thumb (essentially, unless the child can do something absolutely amazing like juggle whilst riding a unicycle or play the guitar solo from Stairway to Heaven, internet videos of kids that will be inflicted upon other people should be edited down to about 2 minutes, max).
So here it is: Kate, highly motivated by a piece of paper, shows just how mobile she has become lately. (Press play below to watch the smaller, embedded video; click on the video or here to see the larger version).
One last note- check the previous post for links to a 2-part guest bit I wrote on The Simpsons over on Transpositions (the blog for students associated with Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews).