Ever Notice How Toddlers run EVERYWHERE?

Do you ever notice how when a toddler goes from point A to Point B, it is always in a full sprint?  The Wild-child runs from one room to the next just to get a toy, or just see what's happening. Sometimes he does a victory lap around the house just for fun. 

I often think if I spent a week following him and doing exactly what he does, I would lose half an ass cheek on each side. At least!

This is one of my favorites, taken on his 1st Birthday.
Yes, he has been in haul-ass mode since turning one! 
I absolutely love to watch the little man run around. He gets so excited that sometimes he gets going faster than his little legs can actually carry him, so they do this weird two step run. It's like he gets in an extra step mid-air. I cannot explain it, but I have faith if you have a toddler running around you know exactly what I am talking about.  Lately, Ollie's thing is to run as fast as he can down the hall and then take a flying leap on to the couch-- Think: Superman style.  The kid needs a cape.

Speaking of the ass hauling two step, he is also a dancing machine.  After lunch I turn off the TV and play music for a couple of hours while we play.  It never fails that as some point we have a dance party where we both dance and run around the house. I am actually super proud of this. The kid has got moves.  Good ones too. In fact, for your viewing pleasure, here is a video I took of him dancing to the theme song for Mighty Machines... (Sorry in advance for my spotty video taking skills.)


See!  How badass are those moves?  I love the 'crazy leg bounce', and the 'head on the shoulder' spin move.  It really is fun to watch him, even in the car he will dance in his chair.  OH. SO. CUTE.

That's it. That's all I have got for you today, just my amazement with how toddlers run everywhere, even if it is to nowhere, they still run there.

I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Alissa said...

Love the dancing video!!! Hahahha. Right in front of our fireplace is this slate slab that James uses as a "stage" for his little dance parties.... it cracks me up as he'll run over there everytime he hears music and dance away! I thought of you the other day when I brought James into a store with me. We literally were picking up one thing and he ran away from me at least 3 times.... Here's me running after him shouting "Stop", "Get Back Here!", "Jaaammmeessss!!!!". I got a lot of laughs but it reminded me of the story you told when you went to DSW with Ollie earlier this year. But yes... my child runs everywhere, not walks... RUNS. He is in such a hurry to explore his world but it makes me laugh.

vanessa said...

I do notice this, especially when my son runs from our living room to the mud room door screaming HIIEEEEE YA! back and forth, over and over, and over. And over. It never stops. The Mighty Machines dance was super cute though, it's adorable when they start singing it to themselves too :)

April McCormick said...

A stage! James uses a stage to display his sick dance moves? Now that is very impressive. I'd call the talent scouts now... and then send me some video!!

OMG! The DSW trip. Too Funny, I blocked that from my memory... And lets not forget my recent trip to Target where I got lapped by the toddler. Olympics here we come!!

April McCormick said...

That's the other thing, the energy those little buggers have! I would give anything to have half of that.

And recently, he has started singing to himself. E-I-E-ewwwww. So cute!!

Unknown said...

I know exactly what you mean! haha My little guy ran in circles around the dinner table the other night for at least 10 minutes strait....just because! He's also a dancing machine. I loooove watching him dance.