.. it was a Sunday, and it meant it was laundry day in our house. I settled in front of the telly with a huge pile of clean laundry and started folding the clothes that had just came out of the dryer, whilst Hubs was busy 'fixing' the holes underneath the window sill (and thank God he fixed it well, bcoz it's freaking freezing in Plymouth since the last week, and we've been having a gush of cold air seeping into this hole into our living room every now and then. Apparently, winter has just arrived and is adamant to stay!)
As the parents were busy, Aisyah was left to her own devices. She was on her playmat fiddling around with her soft toys, and every now and then I would turn my head towards her and smile, or got up to pick her up from the door/electric cables/door mat/celah sofe, etc.
She moves quite swiftly now, but she had not yet mastered the skill of crawling, and had always been doing the 'golek-golek' (tumbling) act to get from one place to another. Sometimes she would move sideways (mcm ketam buat tu), and that would usually get her from point A to B. Most of the time though, when she tried to crawl, she'll just get backwards and even further than wherever she intended to go, as most babies start out, much to her frustration.
Anyway, when both parents were busy, she did the commando crawl for the first time ever! And she managed to move FORWARD!
I screamed at Hubs so that he could witness it but Aisyah didn't want to do it anymore. I had to do a commando crawl for Hubs bcoz he did not know what it looked it. After using several of Aisyah's favourite toys as baits, she finally repeated her feat and she did it so gracefully it looked like she ahd done it forever. She even wouldn't stop commando crawling afterwards.
Ah, babies... one blink and you'll miss it..