Midway through a conference call with England this morning, my phone buzzed.
I could tell my guys were having an interesting day. Sure enough, it wasnâ€™t long before the phone rattled again.
The muppet was channeling the Karate Kid. As Mr. Miyagi said, â€œFirst learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, [Search]-san, not mine.â€
And Search is working hard to master his ninja/Houdini techniques. That kid can find any mischief to get involved it. It starts with a sly smirk, and then heâ€™s off. Crawling was mastered weeks ago, pulling himself up to a standing position is childâ€™s play. He can now stand at will and manipulate whateverâ€™s in front of him – like his music table or the magazines mommy stacked on the coffee table to keep out of his reach.
(His crib was lowered yet again this evening. I know weâ€™re battling borrowed time in regards to his ability to escape from baby jail, but we figured it was best to prevent accidental rail jumping as long as possible. â€œLook Destroy, I can stand in my crib. Look how far away the floor is down there. Freeeeefallllll. Argh!â€ Thud.)
When electronics are properly stowed out of muppet reach, Search has shown an odd interest in Jonâ€™s dirty socks. So this morning, Dad acquiesced to muppet desires and retrieved a clean sock for them to play with. (Should I be concerned our infant sons are already trying to play fetch with their parents?)
Logically (in Jonâ€™s universe), the gang could get the most entertainment from the sock by tying it around the muppetsâ€™ head.
â€œSearch, are you a Ninja?â€
Note Destroyâ€™s raised eyebrow, quizzically questioning the sanity of his family.