Recently, I've seen three instinctual reflexes in my daughter develop into hundred-times-a-day behaviors. They are:
- Closing the fist tightly around any object placed in the hand.
- Pulling the hand to the mouth, most of the time empty, but sometimes with contents.
- Investigating objects with a highly sensitive touch organ: the tongue.
Sometimes, through an unfortunate series of events, these reflexes combine powers and render her incapacitated. A complete stalemate.
Luckily the tongue is a slippery little serpent, so it doesn't last for long. But for a few seconds the kid is in perfect functional deadlock.