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Browsing Tag: if you’d told me three five years ago it was possible to love a kid this much

Piece of the Puzzle

There are a few little idiosyncrasies of our Mighty Quinn that hold our fascination at the moment: The uh-oh sound she makes whenever she drops something.  It’s like a hiccup:  “UH-ohhh!” and makes us want to chase down whatever she’s dropped–ball, keys, half-chewed piece of French toast–just to hear her say it again. The way she holds on to one foot and points it oh-so-delicately to help put on her clothing.  Whether it’s a pair of pants, or a sock, or a t-shirt, that foot is going in first. Her new favorite thing to do is hold on to a grown-up’s hands and “jump” up and down repeatedly, which basically consists of her bouncing furiously on her knees and giggling maniacally.  No, she’s not walking yet.  Yes, she’s 16 months old.  But man, you should see her jump. She says “uuuuuuhhh” whenever we drive over bumpy roads, just to hear her voice shake. When she’s finished eating, she picks up her plate with both hands, swings it to the…