Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Morning


Every night before I go to bed, I rearrange Ruby's play mat for her in the morning, I add toys, take some away, build things for her to knock over, to mix it up to make it interesting for her.


Rubes however considers a piece of bubble wrap and the clean washing basket to be infinitely more exciting.

I have been tempted to film the debacle that is either trying to change or dress her. Except I wasn't sure if what she did was normal and all babies acted like devil-possessed monkeys on the change table (shrieking included). I haven't changed other babies, so I wasn't sure. But daycare confirmed for me that she was in fact the worst baby in the whole centre (oh, 70 odd kids) to change. That's my girl!

9 comments:

Bec said...

yeah but not every child is as adorable as miss rubes which makes up for her devil monkey antics...i love her just the way she is, xx

Gillian said...

Have you tried singing to her, giving her a toy to hold, playing games etc? It gets harder as they get bigger and stronger (and that's if you can catch them to even get them on the change table!!)

They do like to make it interesting for us don't they.

Georgie Love said...

Gillian. Oh lordy. Absolutely there is singing, dancing, a myriad of toys. However whatever toy is in her hand is thrown to the floor as soon as she spots whatever irresistible item in your hands - be it nappy, cream, moisturiser, powder, clothes, then if she grabs it's a wrestling match. MINEMINEMINE! Plus she likes to kick her legs non-stop like a maniac, in your stomach, boobs wherever. AND if she does have a toy in her hands and the happy is LESS interesting, said toy will be waved or thrown in your face. She also has the new thing which I call her superman, where if she does not like what is happening, it's arms out above and whole body stiff like a board and hysterical laughing. SHE IS A NUTBAG. There is more, the fact she tries to roll whatever way is inconvenient and if you try and hold her legs straight, she keeps turning her body until she is like hanging 3/4 in the air until only her head is still on the mat.

my little birdie said...

my little darling poppet is exactly the same as yours. she wants everything else around her except that which i hand her in the hopes the whole task will, this time around take only 5 mins to complete rather than the eventual 15 mins. if only she would figure out, and they are clever little things that if she just stay still it'll be over oh so much faster and she can return to box under the table, my sewing machine cords, the dvds, the legs of the highchair and of course the blinds all the sooner! : )

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Busy went through this stage too with the nappy changing - you would have to psych yourself up to do it as it was so stressful- we have always changed her on the floor as I have always been a bit nervous of change tables - and it was almost at the point of having to put a knee on her chest! its ones of those this too shall pass things ... hopefully...

Mama Mogantosh said...

Oh, I'm feeling you here. Teddy is such a nudist. Once I get his nappy off, he will fight me to the death to keep it off. And he's a solid little monster too. The strength! Cloth nappies - liners, covers...it's a marathon.

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Laura said...

I am sooo impressed that you have the energy to do this. I just remember collapsing on the sofa! Such a cute monkey you have.

Cindy said...

I may or may not know a little girl who may or may not be called Poppy who use to be so bad at nappy change that we didn't even bother with a change table and just changed her on the floor. I may or may not had to blow a party blower at her the whole time I was changing her to get her to stay still. Even now I have to change her standing up because she hates lying down and even then she pulls the nappy off half the time.