May 23, 2005

For the last week or so we have been having the good fun of playing with Frankenbaby. I suppose I could call him zombie baby, or sleepwalker baby, or Scooby-Do-Villain-Baby, but Frankenbaby has a better ring to it.

The littler man is just barely walking. As he walks he sticks his arms out in front of him, like Frankenstein's monster did. I had long wondered why it was that the stereotypical slow, clumsy monster - classic zombies for example - held their hands out. Now that I see Frankenbaby, I see that the arms out are a way of increasing the moment arm for rotation from feet onto buttocks, and thus a good way to keep your balance - sort of like the way that runners will stick their hands out to either side when running down hill.

It is also pretty darn cute.

Posted by Red Ted at May 23, 2005 02:18 PM | TrackBack