I admit it, I’m a competitive person. I like being good at things, preferably the best. Sometimes I wish this wasn’t true, but it is. Unfortunately for Cooper I’ve noticed I’m kind of competitive with him. If other babies his age are doing Algebra you better believe I’m going to have him working on string theory.
Lately I’ve been trying really hard to convince Cooper that he needs to roll over. Noel kept reminding me that all kids are different and that he’d roll over when he felt like it, but that didn’t stop me from helping Cooper practice this skill. Yet despite all the exercises and endless encouragement, the kid just wouldn’t roll over.
Today I was letting Cooper air out from some particularly hideous diaper marks and left the room to grab some laundry. When I came back he was on his stomach (Sorry no pics, I don’t put pictures of my child like that on the internet:)). Supposedly babies feel freer to move the less they wear, so maybe that did the trick. The truth is though, I think he’s just stubborn or maybe overly independent and doesn’t like being told what to do. I’m afraid he may have gotten that from me.