Saturday, January 23, 2010

This Is How It Begins . . .

So, I'm lying around on my back like I always do -- same old ceiling, same old people leaning down and saying weird stuff -- and then I get an idea: hey, what if I rolled over?

So I give it a try . . .

Whoa! That's scary . . . everything's upside down. Time for some serious re-booting.


And then it hits me what I've done . . . this is how it begins . . . next I'm crawling and then I'm walking and before I know it I'm in school and getting married and I've got a job and a mortgage and a political stance and acid reflux and kids and in-laws and . . .

I think I feel a little nauseous.



Okay, so I've never been the type to thrust baby pictures on people. And I wouldn't be doing it now (though young Asher here is certainly pretty darn cute) but I think these pictures say something about the human condition.

My niece sent me a video of Asher who has just learned to roll over. It totally cracked me up because of the faces he makes. I tried to catch them on the screen captures above but I couldn't get the best ones. There's a moment when he kind of shakes and I swear, he is re-booting.

The video is just over a minute long. Do check it out and see if you see what I saw in his expressions.
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10 comments:

Martin H. said...

Vicki

What a heart-warming post, and video! Little Asher has such an adventure ahead of him and, from those expressions, he getting ready for it right now.

Miss_Yves said...

Lovely!
Funny comments ...Poor baby !
However, Life is better than we can think...

Pat in east TN said...

I love your post today! Asher (neat name) is a real cutie and full of expressions ... you must keep us updated from time to time.

maría cecilia said...

Sweet Asher baby boy... he is happy, he is plenty, he lives just the present moment and all that is is "being"... the "ing"
Cariños,
Maria Cecilia

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

He's a real sweetie!It's times like these that I wish I could read minds, especially his! :)

willow said...

Aww, nothing brings smiles like babies and puppies! Little Asher is adorable!

Your fried grits were a huge hit at the manor this morning, btw!

Vicki Lane said...

I'll be counting on Asher's mother and grandmother to keep us posted.

I'd forgotten what fun it is to watch a baby learning new stuff everyday.

Grits at Willow Manor -- sounds like a cozy mystery title! We had grits too, here at Wool Branch Farm.

Liz said...

Vicki - I am now watching my granddaughter (2 months old) every day while her parents are at work and you are so right the faces are too funny - Katelyn gets this very serious look on her face like "Oh boy the #&@$ has hit the fan" and the next minute a big smile! Asher has that same look on his face when he finally rolls over. No wonder people have babies - they are such fun!

Vicki Lane said...

Liz, What fun to be able to re-experience the whole awakening of a human being!

Tipper said...

Asher is adorable! Time goes by so fast-seems only yesterday my girls were doing that-now they are 13!!