Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hell on wheels

A few months ago, our friends, Joe and Sheila, gave Hope a hand-me-down push cart their daughter used. Apparently, she loved it so much they had to hide the evidence of their betrayal, sneaking the Winnie the Pooh-themed vehicle into the car while she was unaware, employing the stealth and foresight of high-school sophomores stashing a six-pack of Blatz in the woodshed for Homecoming.

Now we can see why. The cart has given Hope the freedom of a young go-getter's first moped. It took her a while to warm up to its charms and figure out how to maneuver it. But now she's hell on wheels, making the rounds of the house like a milk-man dropping off Half and Half to Aunt Ethel back in the day.

Until a few weeks ago, she would travel in straight lines and cry when she reached the wall. Now, she's figured out routes even more circuitous than Northwest pilots. She rounds corners with ease and aplomb, makes hairpin turns worth of Mario Andretti and generally terrorizes Mo's beloved but otherwise vile tabby, Jack. Lulu has already learned to give Hope a wide birth when she's in the cockpit of the Winnie the Pooh mobile.

Here's our girl in action. And thanks, Joe and Sheila. And sorry to their daughter. Hopefully, she can't read yet. But she is awfully precocious.

9 comments:

The Watczaks said...

Wow! Look at her go! Such a busy girl :)
She is so adorable, love how well she's doing!

heidi @ ggip said...

I'm not able to watch the video right now, but that is so great that she is doing so well!

Rachelle said...

Love it! Way to go Hope - keep up the good work!

Misty said...

WOW! that is an awesome video! go hopE! she's doing so well!

Jan said...

Wow -- she's more determined than a Mormon on a mission (sorry if I offend anyone!) Awesome video, awesome kid.

beth said...

Love the video!

Nothing like a little Loverboy to bring back the nostalgia for the
80's - ooops, am I dating myself?

afeighan said...

Wow, she is a little lady on a mission! Busy! Busy! Liked the "jobs" theme too...

Anonymous said...

Loved the video! Your commentary as usual makes me laugh. Hopesy has places to go and things to do. Just stay out of her way!

Love and hugs from Grandma Clem xox

TheRextras said...

Very impressive!

Barbara