I’m going to share a rather long video with you today. If it only gets viewed by the grandparents, I’ll understand. In the back of my mind, I kinda have a feeling that if you’re not yet madly in love with Bennett, this could be fairly boring. Here are my insights:
In the beginning, Bennett doesn’t know that I’m around or recording him. He very much keeps himself busy without having to be entertained by me or Brian. That’s not to say that we don’t want to be allllllll up in his business allllllll the time. But we don’t need to be.
He desperately wants to crawl. Even though I took this video on Thursday, yesterday, just two days later, he showed even more improvement in this area. Bennett can now get his butt up off of the ground and steady himself on his hands and knees; but he’s pretty much stuck there for the time being.
The child sure can swivel around though. Early into the video, his feet end up getting stuck under a fallen puzzle. It’s hilarious to watch him try to shake it off and then peer behind him to see what in the world is going on back there.
Once I moved the puzzle for him, he was much more aware of my presence and therefore more inclined to fuss for me, the audience. The simple ways in which he can be distracted are so adorable to me: a soft elephant to taste test, a crocodile walker, standing upright, etc.
Sorry for the part where you have to look up my nose, by the way.
And, yeah, the singing at the end… He loves that song. I keep that one in my back pocket if he gets fussy in the highchair. Works like a charm.
PS: In my attempt to improve this week’s cupcakes, I really feel like I made some great strides. The butter was softer, I paced myself more slowly, being sure to watch my mixing speeds, etc. The batter definitely seemed to fluff up more and I was pretty hopeful for this batch.
Alas, I never heard the kitchen timer go off, so I completely forgot about them, burning half of the batch and toughening up the rest. *sigh* Oh, well. Maybe next week I’ll get it together.