Thursday, August 26, 2010

In Which the Babies Discover Leverage

The Internets surely are dangerous today for people (i.e., me) trying to avoid the temptation of Mockingjay spoilers.

That's why I'm going to blog about twin babies!

So, here's the thing about twin babies: the ways they interact with each other are awesome. For example, the way the awake one tries to wake up the sleeping one: by patting her stomach, rolling around on top of her, and yelling, "ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!" Or, the way the cheerful one tries to cheer up the fussy one: by patting her stomach, rolling around on top of her, and giggling, until both babies are giggling and rolling together.

This is IMMENSELY awesome.

And how about when they work together as a team?

The other day, I was in the kitchen, throwing some yummy baby foods into the crockpot. The babies were in the (baby-proofed) office, with the double stroller, wheels locked, in the office doorway, blocking them inside, akin to a baby gate. The babies were being pretty quiet, hanging out together, occasionally trying to get out but not seeming upset about their confinement. Another thing they seemed to be doing, besides trying to get out, was getting behind the door and pushing it shut and pulling it open, together, over and over again. Ah, babies and their games. How mellow and content we all were.

Until I watched them for a few moments and realized WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

They were getting behind the door, pushing it shut, opening it, then coming out from behind there and trying to get past the stroller and into the kitchen. Then finding that they couldn't get out, then going back behind the door, pushing it shut, opening it, then coming out from behind there and trying to get past the stroller and into the kitchen. Why? Because they'd figured out that though the stroller itself was too heavy for them to move simply by pushing it, they could move it by USING THE DOOR AS A LEVER. Every time they closed that door, they were moving the stroller forward an inch or so.

THEY WERE A TEAM OF BABIES PLOTTING AND EXECUTING ESCAPE.

Oh, it made me so happy. They have no idea how awesome they are.