7.29.2006

bad habits

so last weekend we went to a friends house for a baby playdate/mama lunchdate at my pal meghans house. her baby sebrina is about 7 weeks older than bela and a lot more advanced. although, we talked about this, you shouldnt try to compare your baby with other ones, it will only make your head hurt. plus that is a whole other post in itself. moving on.
anyhow, when we got there sebrina was sleeping, but there was another little boy there who was just over a year old. bela does this shouting/shrieking thing lately when she is happy, hungry, mad, tired... well pretty much whenever she is awake i guess. she doesn't do it constantly or anything, but it does get more frequent if she is tired. it is not a good or bad noise, just a bela noise. she will shout and then when you look at her she laughs. anyhow, this little boy was not a fan of belas shrieking. everytime she did it he would start crying and grab onto his mama. of course bela had no idea that she was having this effect on the little boy, but that didnt make me feel any less terrible about it! kept trying to quiet bela down, but shushing doesnt have much effect on an 8 month old baby. bela just kept on with her shouting, and he kept being sad, so they left. this made me feel even worse of course. well when sebrina woke up, she thought bela was funny and seemed to think the shouting was pretty funny. well long story short, my friend meghan told me yesterday that sebrina started making belas noise. way to teach other your bad habits baby! so when this same little boy came over again, it goes without saying that he is no longer a fan of sebrina either. poor little guy, too many shrieking girls! i feel so bad!!! i am sure this just getting him ready for the cruel world of girls in the future. i will always remember the first time bela made a little boy cry and as meghan said, i am sure this wont be the last time.

3 comments:

Fritz said...

That poor kid better get used to it.

kgb said...

my daughter-in-law barks and growls... oh it will be my poor guy that cries - oh no wait I take them out to eat at a semi-decent restaurant (meaning 4 times more expensive than McDs) my boys get on the floor and actually prentend to be doggies, barking and whatnot. Its a bad choice - make them get off the floor which means tears or let them keep barking, which everyone else seems to think is sweet. Basically, the option is to not take them out... not gonna happen...

(by the way, the word verification at the bottom of the screen spells botox)

holly moore said...

they are a perfect match!