Who knew a 9-month-old could develop a bad habit? I certainly didn’t.
We all know that babies aren’t manipulative at this stage – they’re still just figuring out the world around them and any cries and fussiness they go through is usually simply their attempt at getting some basic need met.
But, for some reason my baby has developed this bad habit. At first I thought it was just a coincidence, but after taking note for the past couple of weeks I’ve realized that this isn’t a fluke, a mere flash in the pan, but rather something that Fern has decided needs to be a part of her daily routine. This habit she’s developed is probably my fault…a result of my go-go-go lifestyle. It works out ok most of the time, but sometimes it’s become a bit inconvenient.
Find out what Fern’s bad habit is after the jump!
This new routine that Fern has brought into our daily schedule is the need to get out of the house. Every. Single. Day.
This is all well and good most of the time, because I keep a pretty packed schedule and on most days we get out of the house for some activity or another be it grocery shopping, meeting up with friends, prep days for styling gigs – I just bring her along. But, some days I just feel like staying home and doing nothing to recuperate from all the days filled with busy-ness. You know those days when you feel like staying cozied up under blankets on the couch and snuggling all day? Unfortunately Fern doesn’t share my sentiments.
I’ve noticed that on our “stay home days,” Fern will get really fussy in the afternoons, even after a nap. I couldn’t figure out why. She wasn’t tired, her diaper was changed, she wasn’t hungy…what could it be? But, once I tested out my hypothesis with a trip to the grocery store or a walk to the park her mood changed instantly like magic.
Apparently my baby is a little person on-the-move and needs outside stimulation now. I guess I should be thankful that it gives me an excuse to get out of the house, but I have to admit that I’ll miss those lazy days of staying home!
Do any of your babies have this habit?
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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