Today I was quietly watching my 4-month old baby and he made me chuckle quite a few times. Watching our babies evolve and master their new skills not only make us feel proud about their incessant development but also make us enjoy and laugh with their behavior. I guess that being a first-time-mom makes me sigh at every single thing that he does but I can’t help but giggle with some of his funny actions or the way he reacts at certain things. Here is a list with the 5 things that make me cackle every single time:
1.- The scolding behavior
One of the skills that he has recently developed is cooing and babbling. He loves listening to his own voice and he can go on for quite a long time. However, he doesn’t like to have a monologue but he wants me to interact with him and respond as if we were having a conversation.
One may think that this is super cute (and it is quite amusing indeed!) but this conversation is not always a smooth chat between the two of us… No, no… if I dare to do something that he doesn’t like, such as putting him to do some tummy time, he will scold me and clearly show me that he is not happy at all! He will use a tone of voice full of intention and will start whining and grunting at me. He will even kick and stamp his feet to emphasize how mad he is at me!
2.- The shrieking baby
In addition to his ability to “talk” and scold me, one of the things that he also does lately is to shriek and yell every time that he wants to get my attention. He will be calmly cooing and suddenly, if he realizes that I’m not 100% focused on him, he will scream with a high-pitch shriek in order for me to stop doing whatever I’m doing and put my 5 senses towards him. I have checked that if I don’t pay attention to him right away he will repeatedly shriek and squeal until I do focus on him. The squealing is even worse if I’m having a conversation with someone else. He is hilarious!
3.- The soother toss
The little one is also in the phase in which he has learned how to grab things. Now his latest skill (and obsession) is to slowly grab his pacifier from his mouth and toss it away (shockingly far away!) with a jerky movement. The funny thing about this is that as soon as he realizes that he doesn’t have the soother anymore he gets really upset and starts crying! He usually looks at me with frustration like “mommy, what happened to my binky?”
4.- The soother launch
A variation of “the soother toss” is the soother launch. In this case, when he seems to be calmly sucking at his soother and about to fall asleep and you think that it is safe to take it out of the clipper, he will look at you, spot the dirtiest area in the floor and spit it out violently! Then, of course, you turn into an improvised baseball catcher whose job is to try to catch it in the air and avoid that it touches the floor! By the way, finding the dirtiest spot is not hard at all because since baby was born basically everything is pretty much dirty in our house!
5.- The squirmy octopus
I have always considered myself to be really lucky because I have a pretty calm baby. He doesn’t fuss much (unless he is hungry, which is his Aquiles heel) and he usually stays wherever I put him in his chair, quietly observing the stuff around him. Nevertheless, every time that it is diaper change time, he flips 180 degrees! It’s like night and day!
As soon as I lay him down in the changing table he will start kicking, punching and showing all his jerky movements repertoire. Changing diapers feels like wrestling a highly caffeinated octopus! Click To Tweet.
He will sometimes make it so difficult for me that I end up laughing, losing my focus and a task that should take me just a couple of minutes takes me way longer! ….I guess I’m at least having a good laugh with him!
Is your little one showing any funny behavior despite being really young? Share it with us in the comments section!