Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Invisible Leash



Yesterday my mom asked me if I knew how long Henry's "invisible leash" was. She said that every kid has one- the distance a baby will venture away from you before turning around to make sure you are still there.

So I tested it at the park, sat down on the grass and just let him go. And guys? He walked clear across the field before finally turning around to show me a handful of muddy leaves he then stuffed in his mouth. My independent boy with the longest invisible leash ever... I think we're going to have our hands full.

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16 comments:

Jess Craig said...

yeah, wyatt's is pretty long too. that's why i'm thankful for this fence in my backyard. i don't think i've ever seen him look back.

allie said...

i was seriously surprised! like i thought for sure he'd look back after two feet but he kept going. i feel like he would have gone further too if he hadn't found all of those dirty leaves...

Miranda said...

Haha, I feel you on that. I'm starting to think our middle child doesn't even HAVE an invisible leash. She will just straight up run away to the point I have never been able to wait and see if she'll turn around before I'm freaking out and going after her.

Lil Muse Lily said...

the only time Lily has an invisible leash is when she is at the beach. and that's scary!!

Karli said...

That's just because he is so confident in knowing that you will always be right there! You know what would change this.......................................a baby sister.

-mom

[ker-AND-uh] said...

lol that's so awesome. i think that just means he's comfortable in his surroundings. i haven't tested Austin's out yet, but i'm gonna have to try this. for the most part, he doesn't even venture very far. he's always just interested in what's right around him or whatever we have. lol

Mama said...

lol. Elle's leash is SUPER long too. She loves to run all around Barnes and Noble and she hardly ever looks back. :/

Genevieve MamaNatural said...

Heh. "Come back here, boy!"

jill said...

corb's invisible leash depends on where he is i think. i love this sequence of pictures and how he just keeps getting farther and farther away! ahah i think it means he feels safe and confident that he can go on and on.

Adeline's Daddy said...

You may need to get a huge invisible hooked cane for that dude : ) Lucky for me for now Addy stays right where I put her, except for a little roll over her or there. I'm going to have to remember to try this out when she is mobile. Thanks for posting!

Spazmaticme said...

This is very cool. I can not wait until Conner really gets the walking down and I can test this in the park behind our house. Just wanted to come and do my daily addicted voting haaha and tell ya to have a great week. Hope Mr. Henry is feeling A LOT better!

Karolina said...

These are so cute! :)

<3
K

bebe bird beck said...

haha oh my goodness!
Independent little cutie!

Kerry McCullough said...

Hahah! I'm too nervous to let Niall go too far because he would totally pull the old wad of leaves in the mouth trick, too. I should try it, though! I have a feeling he would keep going and never turn around ;)

Nessa said...

Love these shots!

I did this with Eva in a soccer field and she never looked back - she ran behind the concession stand after she even. No way she could see me and I RAN to get her. My friend suggested it - while saying that it gets longer as they get older... LONGER??

Clare said...

yikes!! i am scared for when ellie is walking, adds a new meaning to heading to the park, right now she is completely content in the swing!

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