Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Like every new mom, I read a lot of parenting books and look for all of those milestones to occur: crawling, first steps, first words, etc. And it's an exciting moment when they finally occur and you know that your child is progressing and growing.

I've now realized that many of those milestones, however, are not covered by the parenting books. Perhaps they don't want to discourage parents just yet . . .

Megan's most recent milestones in the latter category include the following:
1. picking her nose
2. Throwing screaming fits (i.e. tantrums) when she doesn't get her way
3. Understanding no and either ignoring it or making it a game
4. Realizing that her hands are dirty and deciding that her hair is as good a napkin as any
5. rolling her eyes
6. trying to escape when you try to a)change a diaper, b)get her out of the tub, or c) put clothes on

I love me daughter but I've decided that if she's going to be delayed in movement she needs to be delayed in other areas as well -- like toddler behavior. Not so. Ok I'm grateful she's not delayed in other areas really but, you know what I mean.


mickelsenfamily said...

Very well stated...why is this? I think the same of Caleb. He can do all those things but it took him a very long time to crawl, and walk. I am however very grateful he is not a climber. That makes me a happy camper.

Aston said...

I laughed so hard at your list of milestones. Perfect pic too!!!