After reading about the Wonder Twinsover at Geohde’s house, the ones that are reading Latin and debunking Einstein’s theory, I thought I better check to see what little ZGirl should be doing at 17 weeks of age.
I was shocked (shocked, I tell you!) to see that according to the websites I have found that she’s at that point where babies roll over.
It can’t be. It’s too soon for her to start on that path. You know, the one that makes her semi-mobile.
While I know I can’t keep her duct taped to the floor indefinitely, I haven’t been the best of Moms and getting her much “tummy time”. I can’t say it’s not tempting though since as soon as I do flip her onto her stomach, I laugh in her face, literally. I mean, here she is minding her own business, making googley eyes at the fan or nom-noming on her feet and hands, when along comes the Boob Landlord and rolls her over. The indignity of it all.
The full impact of how strenuous this activity is on my daughter is very apparent by the look on her face as she seems to be channeling all gravity defying abilities into her eyebrows that are lifted so high, they crease her quickly balding scalp (more on that in another post). And once she tires, her face will slam suddenly into the carpet causing something equivocal to the “for every action there is an equal and opposite action” law of motion and that is her little butt goes up in the air as she tries to scrunch her knees under her for traction.
All the while I’m giggling.
I know what happens once a child goes mobile, and it’s not pretty as my son routinely looked as if he’d been beaten about the head from age 11 months to 4 years old, what with the knocks to the forehead from everything including the sidewalk to the door jam.
So ZGirl’s not rolling over yet and it’s not all due to the endless rolls of duct tape stashed behind the couch.