The books and doctors make it sound so easy like, “Oh. Just put her on her stomach for 5 minutes twice a day and then up the length of time every day. It’s no big deal.”
It makes me wonder if the people writing instructional books on parenting have actually ever had an infant. Have they ever listen to their baby scream bloody murder?
Here’s what I’m up against:
“Just wait a half hour.” you say. She is back to sleep within a half hour…I’m not kidding. This kid sleeps MOST of the day (not that I’m complaining) and I have a very short window in which I can even attempt tummy time. I guess I figure feeding my child is more important than preparing her to crawl…
This whole tummy time thing is making me feel bad.
If I don’t do it like they say then she won’t crawl and if she doesn’t crawl she won’t learn crisscross patterning and she will never read or walk or graduate from high school and then she will never move out of the house…ever…not to mention get a flat head.It’s simple…just listen to your daughter cry and whimper so that she grows…
Right now I’m writing this blog solely to ignore the bellowing cries of my child beside me who has five more minutes to go before I can pick her up and comfort her. She has actual tears coming out of her eyes and the dog is freaking out and my neighbors are ready to call the cops and all the while she is staring at me pleading with me to reach for her and save her from her misery.
Stupid tummy time….how I hate you.
In other parts of my world: Does anyone know a cheap place to cut down your own Christmas tree?