Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In True Antalya Style

Antalya has two speeds. It's been that way since she learned to crawl. They are STOP and GO. While most people have a low, middle, and high gear, Antalya seemed to have only been programmed with a high gear (I snapped these pictures with my phone on our walk home from school. Although the quality isn't the best, they sure prove my point).

When we stop we stop for a long while and for any number of things: it could be to sip her milk, to sit down on the pavement to rest, to put her mouth on the metal fence we are passing to see what it tastes like, to knock on a door we are passing, to greet strangers as they pass, to take off shoes because she suddenly has the impulse to walk barefoot. I never know what she will throw at me, and I've gotten pretty good at going with the flow. If there's one thing I've learned it is that you don't rush Antalya when she is in stop mode - it only slows things down further.

Her other speed is GO - and believe me, when she is in go mode - there ain't nothing gonna get in her way. She is fast. Too fast. I have to run to keep up with her. Luckily for me, she likes to run several yards, then spin a few circles in place while I try to catch up. This always elicits laughter on the part of Victoria (it appears not even her hat can keep up with her when she decides to go).


Sonja said...

Love it!

Good thing her mom is a marathon runner. :)

Hupp Family said...

Hee Hee so funny! I love her personality! I love the picture that is blurred from the movement. Really captures the moment!