Need I remind all the parents out there how much we turn a blind eye to things our children do in comparison to our previous judgement of others’ little ones? Case in point, Thomas has figured out how to pull himself into a standing position on things like the couch and my leg. Pre-kids I remember walking past a neighbor’s house to discover a baby boy, probably about Thomas’ age, looking at me through a window by the door. How sad, I thought, that little guy is all by himself staring out at the world. Today when Thomas headed toward our door, dragging his legs sideways like he does, it occurred to me that it would be wonderful if something outside would catch his eye and he would stay put and watch it for, I don’t know, at least twenty minutes or so. He settled for gnawing on his container of balled-up socks that I brought down from his bedroom. I also let him drag plastic containers out of a kitchen cabinet, chew on spoons and splash so hard in the tub the bathroom walls and pictures get wet. All of these activities make my husband nervous and agitated. Fortunately for all involved, they only happen when Daddy’s away… most of the time. Last week I passed two older ladies coming out of a department store I was entering with my two kids. I overheard one of them say to the other something about people letting their children do whatever they want. Thankfully you guys are leaving before I do something to confirm that sentiment, I thought to myself with a smirk on my face. I know. These kids make us do bad things with little remorse.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 9
This post was written by Tara on April 27, 2009