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“It Has Begun”

By Wyatt Earp | May 22, 2009

Those were the words that greeted me on Tuesday as I was getting ready for work. Here’s the story:

It was about 1:30 in the afternoon, and I was getting ready for work. The night shift starts at 3pm. I was in the bathroom, um, “sitting on the throne” and enjoying a rare moment of peace. Or so I thought.

Erik, who is 5, burst open the door, and said, “Mom said to tell you ‘It has begun.’”

After I told Erik to get the frak out of the bathroom - I did so nicely - I finished my business, washed my hands, and went downstairs. I approached the missus and asked, “What does ‘It has begun’ mean?”

She replied by giving me the camera and showing me this video. I pressed the Play button and saw this:

That would be Julia, my five-month old daughter, rolling over for the first time. The missus said “It has begun,” because our last bastion of peace and stability was now on the move - and our lives would never be the same again. Dang.

And I don’t know who’s singing in the background. It’s either Erik or Kevin.

Topics: The Girl |

13 Responses to ““It Has Begun””

  1. Code Monkey Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I’d say goodbye to your sanity, but it’s too late. :)

  2. Rick Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Very cute baby.

  3. RT Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Embrace the chaos. :)

  4. GroovyVic Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 5:54 am

    But she is SO CUTE!!!

    Look, if it makes you feel better, my daughter was crawling at four months. Up until then, I kid you not, she was “commando crawling” (pulling herself around with her elbows) and rolling and scooting around the house. And getting herself stuck under the coffee table. And then she walked at eight months.

    And this is the child who has a tumor on her backbone!

    Yeah, I only have two kids, but my peace and sanity dried up when my daughter arrived in the world.

  5. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 6:29 am

    She’s so wonderfully chubby!

  6. USA_Admiral Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 am

    There will be no peace for about 16 years (or even less peace). Cute Child.

  7. Maggie Mama Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Strap on your roller skates NOW!

  8. rob in katy Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Oh, yeah, she is a girl and you are sunk! Mine is 4.5 and I am always grounded :)

  9. Doghouse Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Time to bring your riot gear home.

  10. Kim Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 am

    She is so cute! And so is which ever child is singing. I love the little voice.

    May God be with you. You’ll definitely need Him. Good luck.

  11. ckuhner Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 am

    My 7 month old is now rolling as well. Can’t leave her alone on the couch anymore even for a sec. My 2 year old was walking at 10 mos and running about a week later. And so it goes!

  12. Easily Lost Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    And so begins the cycle of more bumps and bruises. You should be use to it. She an adorable little girl Wyatt, you’re sunk.

  13. ArkieRN Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 10:15 am