I'm almost four months old now. My head control rivals a 5 year old meerkat. I can fly on the ground like superman. I can hold onto this here phone and laugh while Daddy yells "Buy, buy, buy. Sell, sell sell". I lie on that same old playmat thinking "Mum, seriously, how am I gonna be a pro-golfer lying horizontal like this?". I sit in the bouncer thinking this would be great, if only I had a pool to do a 'double tuck with a twist into'. I like moving. And I know you've noticed. Don't get me wrong, you make me laugh with that motorboat thing you do, and those songs you sing with the same tune but different words (yes, I noticed) do crack me up the first few times (just not the eighth, ninth and tenth). It's just that I'm ready for more. It's like those kids trying out for The X Factor. They've got potential, and they need a platform to use it. That's me. But I need a little help from you. You're my Simon Cowell, mama. Make it happen.
I'm as bored with his gear as he is. Seriously. The poor kid lies on that same old mat, sits in that same old bouncer, cruises around hanging on my arm day-in, day-out, staring at the same noisy inchworm, chewing on the same rattles, staring Sophie straight in the eye, his patience quite obviously diminishing.
All he wants to do is stand bolt upright and check out the world. Or at least sit bolt upright to do it. His head control is ridiculous and in the past week he's learnt to roll over, get stuck on his tummy and subsequently crack the shits 'cause he can't get back without a little help. The kid isn't even four months old yet. I'm nervous. I can't keep up. The day-to-day changes at the moment are OUT OF CONTROL! In my head, he's still that lump of deliciousness that needs me for everything. Including holding his head up. The reality obviously ain't so.
So I need some help. The good ol' Mother's Guilt is creeping in. I feel like I need to keep him entertained and right now I'm doing a crap-arse job. I'm clearly a complete amateur at this whole gig. I have NFI. I was thinking it's time for one of those bumbo things, and have been told a Jumperoo is the way to go.
Any other suggestions for toys to keep him stimulated?
How do you keep your little ones entertained at home?