Steve chimes in, all perky, "So can I call her 'Knot Head' now??"
And I've said that Jenna didn't even start crawling until 10 months, walking at 14 months. Granted, Mallory is a bit smaller than Jenna so there's less of her to move.
But I had read in the past that the longer a baby waits to walk, the better. Vision is better, reflexes are better, muscles are stronger.
People think it's a good thing that Mallory is walking.
No, no it isn't.
Mainly it's becuase she's growing up too quickly. With Jenna we wanted her to grow up so we could watch it. With Mallory we want her to slow waaaaaaaaay down. Alas, tis not meant to be.
So here is physical proof that children should not walk until after they've turned a year old. The oldest one (on her right/your left) happened last week when she lost her balance at daycare and whacked her head on the end of the rocking chair. The newest one (on her left/your right) happened Sunday when she was walking down the hall and lost her balance and whacked her head on the corner of a door frame. Steve had his back turned and heard it, but I saw it.
It wasn't a pretty sight.
*sigh* "Yes, Steve.....you may now call her 'Knot Head'."