You know that saying, the one about the forest and the tree falling?
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, will it still make a sound?
Ya, that one.
Obviously, it will. The impact of the tree hitting the ground is going to cause some vibrations and sound is just vibrations.
But I digress.
What happens when the baby falls over?
This has been happening a lot lately. Someone wants to move faster than his feet will take him. Or he changes direction mid step and trips himself. Or he decides that he doesn't need to hold on who-cares-that-he-can't-balance-on-his-own-yet.
Usually he falls on his ass. Sometimes on his side. Frequently on his head.
It's like he's just testing to see if you are going to come to the rescue.
If he is just falling over for attention, there is no pause. He'll keep crying till you pick him up.
But when you look over and his mouth is open like he's trying to scream but no sound is coming out and 5 seconds go by and then another 5 and you start to think, okay, little sprout, breathe. Just breathe.
Full on screamfest. OH MY GOD! It's the end of the freakin' world. But maybe if I point over there at that contraband non-toy you'll give it to me to make me feel better. Really, your computer would make me feel much much better, mummy. Or the camera. Or daddy's fancy chopping knife in the kitchen. It's shiny...
Or, you know, boob would be lovely too.
So, what happens if the baby falls over and no one is around to hear it?
You'll never believe it.
The baby still makes a sound.
Thump, cry, pause...
At least he hasn't figured out how to fall out of his crib yet. I dread to hear that.