Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tactile Weapons

Squeaker has jumped up a notch or two on the ol’ hand-eye coordination scale.

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I noticed it this week. Of course, this could have been the very first time, but I don't think so. As the above cell phone camera picture documents, she has developed the ability to grab the giraffes on the bouncy chair.

I’m not talking about some lucky, I-just-happen-to-put-my-hand-out-and-their-was-the-giraffe kind of grab. Rather, the purposeful – and repeated – outstretching of the arm with a committed look in her eye. The giraffe, swaying to and fro, was practically willed into her free hand.

Simply amazing.

That and she can fit her whole fist into her mouth.

Of course she occasionally forgets to curl her fingers up and she makes a slight gagging sound as she puts all four fingers down her throat.

Upon reflection, perhaps I need to keep an eye on that kind of behavior.

Anyway, I’m excited that Squeaker’s hand-eye coordination has started to improve. As a reward for both of us, I’ve put a wireless Xbox360 controller in her crib.

We’ll be racing each other Need for Speed video game style in no time.