Here is my 5 minute brain dump as part of this great series. This week BiP and I got out and met some other babies and toddlers in Provence.
Start the clock!
Following last week’s SOCS post I decided that we needed to throw ourselves out there on the mummy and baby circuit in Provence. A quick mindset change and there we were surrounded by lots of babies and their mummy’s! I often stall when it comes to these situations for fear of sounding like a complete idiot with my terrible French but we did it and it was fun.
Having spent a lot of BiP’s 13m being surrounded by people who are much older or childless it’s hard to gauge what stage BiP is at. I am no soccer mom – well I hope not! I am however, fiercely proud when I see BiP doing something that is clearly early for her age but I am also quick to admit the milestones she’s not reached yet.
This week I encountered a number of 13m old babies – some were talking, like saying real words that you could understand! I was amazed – BiP “mooed” and called everything a “cat” – she is clearly not talking yet. BiP is concentrating on her walking stage and she does it well. Other babies of the same age have no interest in walking just yet and instead master the art of expanding their vocabulary. I guess it has irked me somewhat after BiP’s 12m appointment with the pediatrician who seemed to question, repeatedly, if BiP was pointing at things. No, she isn’t and she still isn’t. In my mind it’s rude to point! Like any first time parent I struggled momentarily with the fact that she wasn’t meeting an “important” milestone and then I rejected it – especially as she smashed some of the milestones, was on track for some and was subjectively behind on other!
It really is about stages not AGES – NO child can seriously be textbook. Now, repeat the mantra!
What do you think?
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