Tuesday, September 15, 2009

this morning my son is hoisting himself up on his knees and elbows. I inform him that a baby his age is not allowed to be doing things that look like crawling.

“stop that.” I say, and gently nudge him over with my foot.

he gives me a screech-laugh and rolls back onto his belly to try again.  he keeps screeching and making happy sounds; like this business is something he’s done before and forgotten how fun it is, and is excited to have that fun again.

I felt that way a couple of times too, watching my older kids when they were toddlers. Playing in the snow and rolling down hills. I remembered how much fun it used to be, and jumped in with them. Didn’t work out so well for me though. The snow just made me cold and wet and rolling pell-mell down a grassy slope just makes me feel sick. 

this kid really is making progress, I think, and wonder if I’m wrong about the whole “you shouldn’t be crawling yet” thing. My oldest didn’t crawl until he was 9 months old but for the life of me I cannot remember when my second was crawling.  

So I google it. Because google has all the answers (well, okay, I just googled “Which church is the true church?” to see and apparently google does NOT have all the answers after all).   The general consensus is 6-10 months. Ambiguous much?

I look down at him. He is two feet further backward than when I started my google search.  

“you won’t be six months old for ten more days, buddy.”  I nudge him onto his back again.

as I walk away, I can hear him laughing.


Kathy said...

Sounds like he and my Rachel and trying to keep up with their older siblings. She is rocking on all 4s too. I am so not ready to baby proof again! I want her to stay immobile for a while longer. :)

Amber said...

I love your posts. You have a fun writing style. And I think he's going to crawl whether you nudge him back down or not. He's a cutie!

Penelope Crackers said...

I loved reading this. I felt like I was just hanging out in your living room with you. Our little Pip is still Jabba the Hut sitting in one place wanting to be entertained and wont crawl. She is *ahem* 9 months! Maybe our kids should play together and Vander can teach Penelope how to crawl and Pip can teach him how to stop and smell the roses. :)

Gurgy said...

LOL I hate to tell ya this sweetie, but Nicole was crawing at 6 mos, and walking well at 9 mos....

Catherine said...

You are sooo good at this "blogging" thing.

You really need to write a book.

Or, at least, let us read the one you've written...

(I know you have a secret novel lying around somewhere that you won't let anyone read... spit it up! fork it over!)