Three Feet Long. Um, Tall.

by doodaddy on February 18, 2008


I’m tall! And I found a puddle!

On a lark, we measured Boobaby yesterday: 37 inches! (For my British, Irish, and colonist buddies, that’s 9¼ hands!) We hadn’t gotten an accurate length measurement (we start saying "height" now?) for about a year — too squirmy, and the doctor always just looked at her and said, "Yeah, good enough."

My wife and I go back and forth between the "she’s growing too fast, we’re missing out!" moments and those times when we are flabbergasted by the changes we see. When did she learn to use the cordless screwdriver? Or to turn doorknobs? Or to fix things with tape?

More importantly, how long before she can change the oil in the car?

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Stephen February 19, 2008 at 1:00 am

Those moments just keep coming as they grow older. I was telling my five-year-old that she’s not allowed to grow up any more, because she’s growing up too fast. She teases me and starts saying, “Well, then I’ll be six, and then seven, and then EIGHT…” 😀

I swear she’s five going on 18–she makes intelligent observations that sound like they’re coming from someone much older than her age. I’m trying to hold on to every moment I can with my girls, because they’re growing up so fast.


Scott February 19, 2008 at 6:07 am

She is adorable. And if she is able to change the oil any time soon…let me know. I will hire her. I am a 35 year old male…and I still have no idea how to do it! LOL


Momma Bum February 19, 2008 at 8:59 am

For a while it seemed like Lil’ Bum was the shortest kid in the class but now she is about evened out. I do think however that she will take after me more (5’6″) and not her father (6’5″). You really never can tell though.


doodaddy February 19, 2008 at 11:45 am

That’s what they say — at this rate (if she keeps it up), Boo will be like 9 feet tall…




Xbox4NappyRash February 19, 2008 at 1:01 pm

9 & 1/4 hands? wow… Kentucky derby here we come!


doodaddy February 19, 2008 at 4:43 pm

That’s what I’m hoping! Go, my little filly, go!


Avery February 20, 2008 at 8:02 am

Hmmm… Change the oil, huh? She’s got a good 5 inches before then. Yep, that’s a good 42 inch job.


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