Sunday, November 4, 2007

Legends of the Falls

Recently, JD has given up most of his toy interests in favor of pulling up on anything and everything. I actually got a little frustrated today with it.

I know that this is one step closer to learning how to walk and I should be proud of how quickly he is learning this skill. But this is a hard phase to watch. JD doesn't like to play with toys anymore or listen to stories or songs. He just wants to stand up. And then falling down just comes naturally next. This is what we do all day long.

So I have watched him pull up on our tv stand and fall down (some tears). Then he tried pulling up on the fireplace (more tears and crying). Then he tried pulling up on the trashcan (a big tumble, lots of tears and bruise on his forehead). He even tries to pull up on the Bumbo seat, even though I told him that the Bumbo seats have been recalled, so technically it doesn't exist.

He doesn't understand the word "no" or even my stern tone of voice that I use to get him to stop what he is doing. He just looks over his shoulder at me and laughs. (He reminds me of his dad in that way). So there is no advance protection before he takes a tumble. I try to run over and catch him when he falls, but most of the time he is too quick for me.

I miss playing games and singing songs with him and getting rewarded with a big smile, hand clapping or laughs. He doesn't care about that at all. It is so hard to watch him learning the difficult lesson that sometimes you fall down and it hurts. I just want to scoop him up and protect him from all the falls and bruises.

Does anyone have the website address where I can buy a padded suit and helmet for a 7 month old? Preferably stretchy material that can expand to fit until he is 30 years old?


Heather said...

If you ever find the padded suit and helmet, let me know. I am sure I will need one this time next year!

Of course, with the little bruise on his head, he did look kinda cute :) (Typical Boyd...not happy sitting still)

Dara said...

He is a determined, rough and tumble boy! I guess this is just a primer for the rest of his little boyhood! Hang in there! Lots of prayers!