Scott Hanselman

Here Comes Trouble

October 13, '08 Comments [24] Posted in Musings
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Looks like the 10 month old is walking. As The Wife says, "now we're screwed, they're both mobile!" We've spent the weekend chasing this little man all over the house. He's already insane and now his speed has doubled. ;)

It's interesting how the 10 month old has done things (sign, talk, walk, solid food) considerably faster than the now 2 (almost 3) year old. He's desperately trying to keep up with his older brother. They chase each other all over the house, they take turns locking each other in the pantry. Just today we found the young one half-way up the stairs! In a day he's gone from sitting on the first stair to going half-way up the flight!

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What a joy it is to watch these little men develop into bigger men.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, October 13, 2008 5:20:19 AM UTC
Looking very dapper, and obviously delighted by his new found freedom.
Monday, October 13, 2008 6:22:07 AM UTC
Awesome. :)
Monday, October 13, 2008 6:40:33 AM UTC
Hair-cut very Awesome :)
Guru
Monday, October 13, 2008 7:13:15 AM UTC
That's just his hair! He's never had a haircut. Not yet. ;)
Monday, October 13, 2008 7:28:19 AM UTC
Yeah, but you just wait another 14 years. Then they'll start dating and you will keep hoping that the dates they bring home will be girls, not boys... ;-) And maybe in 20 years from now, you'll be a granddad... ;-)

He's cute. If I were 18 years younger, well... We'd both be babies...

You think he's trouble now? Just wait until he asks if he can borrow your car...
Lisa Westveld
Monday, October 13, 2008 7:35:48 AM UTC
Nice to see that life is not just about IT, and there is a human behind the Blogs
Monday, October 13, 2008 8:54:44 AM UTC
Smart weskit!
Monday, October 13, 2008 9:17:51 AM UTC
He's adorable

I've got an 11 YO girl, and a 7YO boy. He's all moods (think Katy Kaboom) - he's all "speed" "Look what I can do Dad"

Good luck - there will be days when you wan to tear your hear out, but I'll bet your parents wanted to on more than one occasion...
Monday, October 13, 2008 9:37:31 AM UTC
Really a very cute child. Since he has a bigger brother he will really learn quickly.
Parvez
Monday, October 13, 2008 9:47:35 AM UTC
Wow. I have an 11YO, and a 4 month old. I forgot how quickly they get mobile. Guess I've got this to look forward to in about 6 months. She's already halfway sitting up. Better start toddler proofing now... ;)
Monday, October 13, 2008 10:49:46 AM UTC
Wow Scott, that's awesome! Thanks for so real with your blog posts!!
Jim Rieck
Monday, October 13, 2008 10:55:35 AM UTC
I like the hair! My little one chases me all over the apartment now. And the buggy is on the verge of being retired to the storage room. He's so confident in his ability to cover long distances (city blocks really, but to toddlers I'm sure it looks like an expedition) that he refuses to get climb aboard.

BTW, how did you potty train the older one? Our son is getting that age and we aren't sure how to do this part.
Monday, October 13, 2008 12:25:47 PM UTC
Get some grippy socks...
Rich N
Monday, October 13, 2008 12:50:40 PM UTC
Now the real fun begins! Our son began walking about the same age, what a complete joy!
Monday, October 13, 2008 1:27:21 PM UTC
Man he has grown! 2 of them > 2 of you... It is a wonderful time, enjoy everyday. Each one of my three girls (11yo, 9yo & 7yo) did things progressively faster than their sisters.

@Joe Chin - Cheerios in the potty, make it a game.
@Rich N - co-sign that, especially on wood floors.
Hank H
Monday, October 13, 2008 2:28:26 PM UTC
It is always a big deal when a little one starts to walk. Between the first couple kids (5 year gap) we forgot how much stuff little ones can get into just by reaching 2' off the floor.

As for keeping pace with their older brothers mine are all different. #2 and #3 (both boys) were all about getting out and chasing their brother, and they were walking by the time they were 1. #4 wanted nothing to do with that. He rather have stuff brought to him, and showed no desire to even crawl. Eventually he started scooting at age 1, and then walking around 2 years old.


#5 (our 7 month old) is already crawling, and is expressing interest in pulling up on the funiture. We expect him to walk by his birthday.

BTW. Once they start climbing the steps there is no going back. I am always nervious with the boys on the steps, until they are about 4. Then I don't have to worry so much about them falling down the steps, as keeping them from jumping down the steps.
David in Charlotte
Monday, October 13, 2008 4:34:46 PM UTC
Cute! :D
Monday, October 13, 2008 4:36:37 PM UTC
That bottom-left shot is an instant classic. Save that one just in case the little guy someday grows up to be a pop star, rather than a coder!
Monday, October 13, 2008 5:12:37 PM UTC
Nice hair.

No gates at the stairs?
Abdu
Monday, October 13, 2008 7:33:23 PM UTC
He's interesting to speak on PDC2008 ? , sessions Dev on VS2010 + Mike :)
Scott, if you have the video is would be nice, i want to see him dance, walk, and maybe code reviews with his father :)

On the next year him say with you : Daddy go to bed, i want to use your PC....now - -"
Guru
Monday, October 13, 2008 8:46:20 PM UTC
How cute he is! I can't believe how fast they grow!

I'm starting to get a little scared, seeing these pictures and remembering that time with our first son.
Our second son will be born very soon, and I'm sooooo looking forward to that sudden mobility as he tries to keep up with his older brother.

Heck, he started walking at 11 months, I certainly hope the baby doesn't go even earlier than that. I'll go grey!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:25:26 AM UTC
Holy Cow, he is a cutie! Diggin' the threads, too.
Galynne Davis
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:08:03 AM UTC
Yes Scott its really nice to watch our little ones how they grow bigger.
Also I always saw you as a Computer Geek, so its very touching when I see you as a good father also. He looks like you only searching for some place to sit and code.

I too have 16 months old daughter who walks and started picking small words now, she just wait and watch me when I do some work in my computer, as soon as I leave my chair, she grabs my chair and starts scrolling the mouse to see the screen scrolling. And after some time, I find my mouse missing and added to her toy basket.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:37:31 AM UTC
Hi,
the baby is so cute.It is better looking than you.
balaji
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