Dylan Walks … Which Reminds Me of “The Jerk”

Dylan has been walking for one week and I decided this particular walking session reminded me of Steve Martin’s “All I Need” rant from the brilliant film “The Jerk.”


Toy Inspector/Beginning Walker

Dylan took his first steps on a Monday. By Sunday he was choosing to walk 85 percent of the time. This is a video in between those times. Now, even if a toy is one foot away, he’ll stand up, take two drunken steps, flop down, and then grab the toy. Here he is inspecting the Jumperoo, which I finally, officially took out of the room shortly after this (it served its purpose).

The Most Boring Lime/Lemon Baby Eating Video Ever

I submit to you “The Most Boring Lime/Lemon Baby Eating Video Ever.”

Dylan turned one and I finally decided he was ready for those wacky eating videos. First lime, then lemon, and finally a little cake at the end. He didn’t care.

There was eight people watching, and yes, I was not clearing thinking of video quality when I walked over to get the lemon.

The song: “Man” by Neko Case.

Pushing the Cart

Thanks to a friend, Dylan has a shopping cart. He’s been pushing it around for the last few months and has gotten very impressive with it. My favorite would be when he hits the kitchen tile floor, slides just a little bit, and decides the cart can be pushed from any direction, any which way. When this video was taken, he was not yet walking.

Dylan Rocks the Boombox

One day he’s going to say something like, “Man, I should have been alive in the ’80s. I would have rocked a boombox with some Run DMC thumping hard!” Until then, he has this. Yes, that noise is the toy hitting his skull. If you listen closely, it is playing classical music. My favorite part is he’s not mimicking anyone. It’s all him.