She just did it - walked from me to Avram (the whole way, unlike this video). The light bulb went on. Elisheva can only walk a few steps at a time, but I'm sure now that she has realized she can walk, it'll increase quickly. She was pleased as punch with her newfound ability. Half the time she couldn't walk at all she was laughing so hard.
Remember how we are so busy? Well, Avram just got called to be the Young Men's first counselor, and we have suddenly become busier. Then I look at people ten years older than us, and they are soccar moms and career dads as well as everything else. Remember when you were single, and spent weeks reading through series (if you were like me). Remember when you were a kid, and Summer was forever long, and you spent most of it outside playing? I never feel like I'm outside enough, now. But then when I go outside, I'm always at a loss as to what I should be doing (unless it's going on a walk), because what I really miss is going outside to play. To climb trees, to play pretend that I was going to live with my great aunt in England, who of course lived in the moors. Everyone worth knowing in Literature must have some relation to the Moors. And I'm worth knowing in Literature, after all. I need to find a secret playmate, and go play outside again. But I don't think I could forget I was 26 and a mom long enough to do so....
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