I’m so glad I got all that comparing out of my system with Fluffy. I worried when she was the last of the ten kids in playgroup to roll over. Fortunately, that was just something you do with your first child! This time around I don’t even track developmental markers let alone give the slightest thought to head circumferences.
Are you buying any of this? Because it’s total bull, by the way. I’m just as annoyed at my children’s less-than-totally-stable sitting up skills at 7 months as I was by Fluffy not having a single baby trick to her name at 6 months.
Ah yes, how fondly I recall E. Patton’s first birthday party. Fluffy was 6 months old and Chris Patton asked me the perfectly legitimate question, “So what tricks can she do?” I had to give the perfectly mortifying answer, “None.” Crawl? No. Sit up? No. Play peek-a-boo? No. (Babies can do that?!) Well at least she can roll over, right? Um…no.
Everything is relative. Compared to Fluffy at that age, both of my sons got skillz! Compared to each other, Salty has more tricks. Compared to other kids? No comment.
Oh well. I made up for it with Fluffy by teaching her the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence when she was two. Peppers better have the whole darn thing by heart by then.