I think Thomas is at this in-between stage where he isn’t crawling or walking yet, but playing up a storm with everything. This is great for me because he will occupy himself for an hour or so with his toys and I just encourage him to reach farther and get his legs under him. I lay behind him in case he falls back so he doesn’t smack his head on the floor.
Did I mention that throwing himself backwards is one of his favorite new games? He does this a lot… make him giggle and he will squeal and throw himself backward. Brush the top of his head and and he will arch his back and throw his hands back and his body will follow. So far he has only smacked his head on the carpet once or twice badly, that is why we sit behind him now or put the boppy behind him.
We want him to learn to play with his things by himself but also to enjoy playing with us. So far we have been successful at both. Of course he is only seven months old and his activities change weekly.
Oh back to the subject.. duh.. so we usually go out once per day and enjoy the sights, new parks, new places but it has been raining here (non-stop for two days). I don’t know what to do with Thomas since it is raining. He isn’t at the stage where I could take him outside and he could understand rain, or we could play in puddles, or he could really experience the difference between a rainy day and not a rainy day.
Yesterday we didn’t go out at all, instead just playing the afternoon away. Today we took a drive and he fell asleep in the truck for an hour and then I went to the store to pick up something for tomorrow’s dinner.
My wife recommended going to the mall and walking around, it is something big enough with a lot of different places and things to see but it just feels so different than what we normally do… I want to be outdoors with him… even in the rain…
Is there anything we can do? Anyone have any suggestions? Please leave them in the comments! It is supposed to rain through Monday, so four more days!