Great moments in human development:
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, primitive man discovers how to use bones as tools.
- In 2009, young Finn discovers how to use Dad’s toes as levers for operating Henry’s little swingy chair.
Our young man is very directive these days. He’ll walk right up to my shoe saying “Do-MAHN, Do-MAHN,” and begin untying it, even if I’m in the middle of push-ups. Once he’s exposed my foot, he’ll grab a toe and begin trying to drag it up to switch on the swing’s music (“Moo-geek!”), grunting with effort and satisfaction. I find it all hilarious enough to indulge, at least for the time being.