My sister MJ watches the Bug while I am at work. We've put in place a special formality known as The Deal-- should Bug acheive any major milestones while I am away, MJ is to keep her mouth shut about it and then act surprised later when I excitedly tell her about it. I'd like to say that she's never had to implement The Deal as I've been there for each 'first' so far, but now that I think about it, I guess I really don't know for sure...
Anyway, all was going along swimmingly until last Thursday night. You see, last Thursday night, Schmoopsie and I headed to Capitol Theatre to see The Lion King with other qualifying members of his work sales team. It was wonderful, fabulous, amazing, genius, insert-any-impressive-adjective-you-know-here good. I'm not exaggerating here; it was that. good. Really. REALLY.
And then at intermission, Schmoopise scurried off to the men's room, and came back with shocking news.
"Got a text from your mother," he said. "Bug took 6 steps."
Clearly, Madre/Nana doesn't know The Deal.
"Are you kidding me?!" I asked. "The one time we go on a date without her?"
"Are you kidding me?!" MJ thundered when she heard the news. "The one time I'm not watching her?"
And now? Bug won't repeat it. Stubborn little thing. Gets it from her Daddy.
Watch out. Our ladyBug is on the move.