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Monday, February 20, 2012
Bart just asked me if we should quit giving Isaac (10 months) bottles, and instead, just use sippy cups. “So-and-so’s son is 10 months and he only uses sippies.” I thought for a second that he’d gone off his rocker. Those are the types of things I worry about, not him. What prompted this completely out-of-character question?
Caroline’s son, Damon is almost exactly the same age as Isaac. And he rolled over incredibly early. And every time I read a blog post saying mentioning that Damon was rolling all over the room, I would repeat to myself, “Every baby is different. Every baby is different. Every baby is different.”
And then I’d put Isaac on the floor on his tummy and beg him to roll towards me.
It’s so easy to compare yourself, your life, or your children to everyone else’s, especially when you’re active in social media like blogging or Facebook. I know, as a mom, I am definitely guilty of it.
But I try to remember that what people post online is often (but not always) the side of themselves they WANT people to see. For example, I might mention how bright Adam is and how he could recognize his letters so early, but I probably haven’t talked about how other kids his age are starting to color inside the lines and he just scribbles all over the page.
And, honey…Isaac’s bottles are just fine.