Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Shy baby

I have to write this quickly, because my little nap champ has again become a napfighter. Yay for all of us.

Little Elvis has also officially hit the shy stage. He was shy when Bob's aunt and uncle first arrived the week before last, but I chalked that up to his lack of a nap (surprise, surprise) and cutting teeth.

Yesterday we went to his first playgroup at our library. He was supposed to be 15 months and those people are sticklers. I lied and said he was 6 days older. He was the tallest baby in there, so no one knew. But he was also the shyest.

We got there a couple of minutes late because he napped yesterday (yay!) This means he was well-rested. I couldn't blame that.

There were less than ten other children there. These kids were running around and not really paying attention to the reader. I thought my little boy would have a great time.

I tried to put him down and he clung to me like I was a lifesaver and he was out in the ocean. I sat down while holding him and placed him in my lap. He faced out most of the time, but would occasionally get scared and turn around to hug me for reassurance.

Hopefully he'll have more fun next week. I'm worried about an upcoming visit to Mississippi, though.

Alright, little napfighter is going bananas. This probably could have been more eloquent...


Blogger Kristi said...

The phase will pass. My daughter went through it a few months ago with the relatives she sees several times a week! Keep taking him to the library, and I'll bet he'll relax soon enough. Hope he naps!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Little Elvis and Mags are so on the same page...she is doing the same thing right now...

Thanks for sharing - I feel better knowing other little ones do the same thing!

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

Shy can be cute and at least he is
not running around playing with strangers. Eilidh will go to anyone and everyone and would easily walk
away with a stranger without thinking

2:15 PM  

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