Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chapter 9, Page 18 Does he walk?

Peter doesn't walk, he runs.

That's a very good question. He never really did walk. He went straight to running. A lot.

The best part of Grandpa's house is that the rooms are interconnected. So Peter can run round and round and round and...

7 comments:

Dan, AKA Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com said...

I'd say that all toddler-stage kids are incapable of walking, instead just stumbling ever forward, and picking up momentum as they do so. But my niece and the elder of my two nephews (neither of them toddlers) can't seem to walk anywhere, either. Default setting seems to be "Run". Second gear would be "Walk Very Fast", in both cases making as much noise as possible along the way.

Dan, AKA Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com said...

Come to think of it, my grandparents' house was like that, too. The downstairs was shaped like a big "O". I don't actually recall running around in circles there, but I suppose that I might have. Both my brother and I probably did, if I'm honest with myself (I know Grandpa certainly would have let me get away with it...Grandma, too, probably).

Robert said...

Little kids have two modes: run helterskelter, and fall flat on their butts. ^^

Rob H.

Brigid said...

@Dan: Well, yes. It's a bit like trying to walk downhill, I suppose. Momentum builds and soon you're just trying not to fall down or run into something.

And who could resist a built in race track like that?

@Robert: Seems to match my observations.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

:D

Zach said...

I've had toddlers like that...

Love the "something only they and God would understand". :)


peace,
Zach

Brigid said...

@Zach: Thanks. ^_^ That quote is a reference to a favorite joke of Dad's, which is highly applicable to much of what he says.