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The Ring Tailed Tooter

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Every family has its own ring tailed tooter, a child born wanting to swing from the chandeliers and climb the refrigerator, and my family is no exception.

Remember this cutie?:

He's almost a year old, and a month ago in a span of two weeks he managed to get his first tooth in, and then knock it out by holding onto and bouncing on the coffee table. Since then he has started walking.

Walking??!! Have mercy! He's absolutely fearless, and absolutely breathtaking to watch, careening about (usually) narrowly missing furniture hazards, and though we try to be proactive, he has managed some spectacular crashes, with the resulting bruises to show for it. The world is not always padded, and if you have ever watched a ring tailed tooter in action, you know how hard it is to protect these budding Evil Knievels.

Check out this black eye:

He blithely forges ahead, shaking off whatever injury he gets, just like another ring tailed tooter in the family used to...

His Daddy.
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