It was bound to happen sooner rather than later…

On the day he turned 11months old, he decided to just stand up. Sure, he’s been cruising furniture since he was about 5.5 months old. Sure, he’s been letting go of furniture and standing for about the last 6 weeks.

But tonight, he just decided to stand up from sitting.

I imagine if felt like the sensation you get when you learn how to swing. So that, combined with his parents and brothers breaking into spontaneous applause every time he did it. He just kept doing it over and over.

My recollection of the other two, now dim and fuzzy due to trauma and alcohol, is that they went from cruising furniture to letting go and taking a couple of steps. This craziness of standing up in the middle of the room with no help from anything is just another delight from my perpetual ray of sunshine.