On Thursday when I dropped Hazeline off at daycare she wasn’t walking unless you held her hand. By the time I picked her up that same day, she wasn’t just taking her first steps on her own, but she was walking all the way across the room unassisted. She would even stop halfway and clap for herself. Apparently, someone is an overachiever.
I didn’t get any video of Greenleigh’s first steps, so I was bound and determined to give Hazeline her 15 minutes of fame. My plan was take video showing of her walking then send it to everyone I knew (and post it here, of course). Sounds easy, right? Apparently, not so much. At least not while Greenleigh is around.
I must have tried to get video 100+ times. Okay, maybe not that many, but it sure felt that way. Every time I tried, Greenleigh would need my immediate attention, stand right in front of the camera blocking her sister, or tackle Hazeline. Greenleigh and I had talks about how to be quiet and I even tried to make it a game. We practiced being quiet, but that didn’t seem to help either.
In the end, this was the best I could do:
Around the 8 second mark, Greenleigh wants her blocks…now. Not quite sure why, since her blocks are out of sight, up high, and in a completely different room, but who knows. And that crazy breathing in the background? Yeah, I think that’s Greenleigh standing too close to me…our spring weather hasn’t been kind to her asthma. And when I don’t respond in one second (literally), she starts hitting my hand, causing the video to shake. I turned off the video shortly after because I thought I was going to lose my mind. I considered trying again, maybe when Greenleigh took a nap, but really, this is how life is around here. Insanity.
So much for 15 minutes of fame. My poor second born child doesn’t even get 11 whole seconds without her sister interrupting.