Parenting is full of milestones. (Pro Tip: Write that down.) Baby’s first smile, first tooth, first word, first steps. Last weekend, I discovered a new one: baby’s first pratfall.
Zoe and I were at the library, where we ran into another girl about her age. After a brief tussle over some puzzle pieces, Zoe and her new friend agreed to build a tower of blocks together. Zoe grabbed a few blocks, then stumbled and fell. The other girl laughed (not in a mean way, just in a two-year-old way).
Zoe looked up, considered, and got to her feet. She grabbed two more blocks, pretended to wobble back and forth, and fell dramatically to the floor, to the great delight of the other child. Then, she did it at least ten more times, with variations. It was a hit each and every time.
My baby had discovered the pratfall.* And she was awesome at it.
So, maybe next weekend we can start working on this:
*Technically, a pratfall is a fall on the tush. So, if somebody knows of a general word for a funny fake fall, do tell.