Earlier this week we spent a couple of hours over at a friend's house for a play date for Liza. She had a chance to hang out with a baby who is about her age, as well as her 3-year-old sister who is really good at entertaining babies, so Liza had a great time. And I had a chance to hang out with another mom and eat Thai food and brownies, so I had a great time.
The other baby is a lot more mobile than Liza - heck, sea sponges are more mobile than Liza - and it always amuses me to see how she gets around. She's really curious about everything, and she couldn't wait to see who was borrowing her high chair.
Watching the two of them together reminds me of a litter of puppies - if one of the puppies wants to get somewhere, it just goes, regardless of how many other puppies it has to crawl over to get there.
Liza, meanwhile, is fairly oblivious, especially when I make any attempt to point out to her that the other baby can crawl and cruise, while Liza sits there like a lump. I have a feeling that her inner monologue sounds something like, "Hey, kid, why are you wasting your energy like that? Don't you know that if you just sit still and cry hard enough, Mom will bring you whatever you want?" Ah, the things these two can teach each other ...