Emma is rounding the corner to 5 months and she wants to PLAY. I mean, as much as a baby can play for real…for real? I hang out with her all day but I don’t really remember how to play with an infant. I don’t know what to do with her a lot of the time.
I think part of it is because Alexa never really played as a baby. I had to be her full time entertainment. That usually consisted of me sitting in front of her, on the floor, while she was in her bouncer. I made stupid faces, played peekaboo, showed her that her activity bar did stuff. Took a whole boat load of pictures. But really, that was about it.
Emma isn’t contented with mere baby tricks. She actually wants to do things with her toys. She doesn’t have the dexterity down to really use them properly, but girlfriend will go to town on anything she can shove in her mouth. She thoroughly enjoys chewing the crap out of things. She also kind of sorta enjoys tummy time and playing by herself on the activity mat.
I’ve read all of the parenting sites. I know babies are supposed to dig having feathers and silky scarves rubbed over their tummies. They like the smell pretty flowers. They like to experience sensation. But really, that’s like saying I like my food to have a taste. I can only play with my treasure trove of scarves before we both get terribly bored.
I’m starting to miss the days of being trapped on the couch nursing 18 hours of the day. I guess once the weather breaks we’ll be out on many many many walks. There’s only so much time I can spend on my play room floor handing a baby back a slobbery Sophie