I know that babies all follow their own lines of development and hit their milestones at their own pace. I like to think that we have been pretty good at letting Isaac just "get there" on his own. I mean, we have done things to help him along with the learning process, but we don't FORCE him into anything. Like walking and eating with a spoon. We are helping him get there, he just isn't quite ready yet. I have full confidence that he will get there in the time that is right for him.
There are a few things that Isaac has been doing that I just am not ready for him to be doing, and I just don't think he should be.
1. CLIMBING. The other night I put him in his walker with some goldfish crackers. I then went into the kitchen to unload and reload the dishwasher. A few minutes later, I turned around and he was right behind me. OUT OF THE WALKER. Because HE CLIMED OUT OF THE WALKER HIMSELF! A part of me just thought I was crazy, so I put him back in the walker, and then watched as he proceeded to climb out of it and then back in and out again. The next day he climbed up onto his toy bench to see out the window. And last night, I watched as he purposefully pushed his little chair up to the end table and then climb from chair to table onto the couch. Sigh. This just seems like a behavior that he just should not be doing. At the very least, it is definately not behavior that I am ready for. I have barely come to terms with the idea of him walking.
2. SHUTTING DOORS. He likes to go into rooms ahead of me and shut the door. Or, he will just shut himself into his room, our bedroom, or the bathroom. Like, he delibrately shuts me out of the room. Sometimes we play with the doors and shut them and then open them and hide and whatnot, but this is more intentional. Its almost like he wants to be alone and have privacy. This is behavior I expect from a teenage son, not a 13 month old baby boy. Sigh again.
3. POINTING THE REMOTE AT THE TV AND TURNING UP THE VOLUME. Most times, he just plays with the remote, and pushes random buttons. But when Playhouse Disney is on, he points the remot directly at the TV (when he gets it anyway) and knows exactly which buttons make the Hot Dog Dance louder. Third sigh.
Sigh. Sigh, sigh, sigh.