This isn't our first rodeo, so Lily isn't chased around with hand sanitizer or one of us underneath her at all times. She would rather be mobile than be held, so despite having no shoes or pants on, she wanted DOWN yesterday afternoon when we were all out back.
The ground was slightly damp from some previous days rain, but not wet enough that there wasn't dirt.
I was more worried she was going to stain her "1" onesie if she scooted her butt across the grass. But, rest assured since she won't walk yet and doesn't love for weird textures on her knees, she crab crawls instead.
While she was on her crabwalk, she decided that some dirt looked good...to eat. Quickly 3 handfuls made their way all the way into her mouth before I got near enough to get her. She didn't make much issue about it at first and then started the spitting and drooling and sticking her tongue out to get it out of her mouth.
She literally looked like she had eaten Oreos as the inside of her mouth was that black.
She loved playing and the dirt eating didn't stop her from crabwalking to get where she wanted. She's been taking a few steps here and there still, so when she stands up like she's ready to go, I try to be ready to capture it on camera! We were hoping that maybe the grass would bug her crawling and she'd try to walk more. Nope, just squats.
She's just so much a "do things her own way" on her own time kind of person, so if she wants to eat dirt instead of walk, that's what she's going to do.
And she'll stand proudly behind her decisions.