Remember Sitting Envy? Well it’s here again.
Except this time it’s Crawling Envy, or CE as it’s commonly known. The thing is, my now-11-month-old child is not moving. At all.
She sometimes rolls. Occasionally goes onto all fours. But always, and I mean always, ends up on her belly, resembling a beached jellyfish – an angry and frustrated beached jellyfish at that.
She doesn’t pull herself up. Doesn’t crawl. And walking – are you joking? I fear I may be carrying her around and fetching things at her beck and call for the next 18 years.
But I’ve decided to take a different approach to the CE than the one I took to the SE (Sitting Envy – obviously). This time I’m going to go all Earth Mother on you. I’ve handed in my race card and withdrawn from the baby race. It’s really no fun taking part if you have zero chance of winning afterall.
I’m over at Born Free Mum and Dad today talking about the whole thing. For all of you with babies who refuse to sit / crawl / walk I invite you to join my club. We can all be spectators in the baby race. It’s really rather lonely all by myself on the sidelines you know.