Thursday, March 27, 2008

SiM, you did it!

Though my profession is not my identity, it does give my world a certain tint. I notice people's postures, various 'structural' deformities, splints, casts, slings, etc. I notice little kids movements, infants' motor milestones, and lots of other useless stuff.

In short, my baby wasn't reaching some of his milestones fast enough for me. So periodically, I would make him do what he is 'supposed to' at his age or complain to my relatives that he is not the fastest to achieve ALL of the milestones of his age.

One of my complaining sessions happened on Saturday when I (yet again) told hubby that my poor baby doesn't move around efficiently. "Look at him, my poor baby can't sit up by himself!" So hubby put the baby on his stomach. And to my amazement and delight, SiM slowly but beautifully sat up!

Any other mom would probably cry from pride and joy and would rest her case. I was happy and proud for a minute but then I remembered to complain that if SiM falls and ends up on his back he just stays that way... Hubby decided to test that theory as well. Sim smoothly rolled from his back on his stomach and then sat up without complaining even a peep!

Hence now I'm just being a proud mom and showing off or just bragging about his new skills (it took me less than a week to put it in writing...).
Way to go, SiM!

4 comments:

SubWife said...

Your son is lucky. It could've been much worse if you were a psychiatrist.

Moshe said...

Needs video goodness.

Sally Hazel said...

Sub, why not just share my happiness and think forward: the possibility of your kids having trouble learning basic arithmetic...
Moshe, you are right. It's on my wishlist...

SubWife said...

Do I detect a hint of resentment or is it my paranoia?

In either case, I am very happy for you and the comment meant that you should stop deriding yourself about noticing little things your son might be accomplishing "behind schedule." (This actually reminded me of an old "Friends" episode, when Phoebe's boyfriend, a psychiatrist, overanalized everone's quirks, hence the reference to a psychiatrist.) It is normal, and comes with the territory of being a professional, any professional.

And finally, MY kids being bad in math? Can't happen...