Of late my son has been acting up.
It all started one fateful dinner time in Malacca during Chinese New Year when he was just a little bit flu-ish.
He was sitting in his stroller quietly like he has been doinog for the pass 5 months when all of a sudden, he looked up at me and started to 'shout'. I decided to call it 'calling' then coz that was what it was initially. He was indeed calling out to us to go home perhaps, not to ignore him perhaps, that he was warm perhaps, that is was too noisy perhaps....many many perhaps...
So, finally because I was with relatives, I picked hm up and carried him over my shoulder while I tried to eat up my dinner. he quieten down and ended up sleeping in the car on our way home.
Now, since that day, he was not taken too kindly to the stroller. he is fine when the stroller is moving around and there are things to see and the place is cool. But if we put him down while we are having dinner, I would only manage to take 5 mouthfuls of thereabout before he starts to shout (I don't call it call anymore!) !
Since this change in character, I have to be careful what I order now. It has to be dry preferably things that I can eat with one hand.
WInce this character change, I can no longer sit in church and listen to a full sermon (what more write notes!). I am lugging everything over to Sunday School where at least his cries do not cause heads to turn! Why can't he cause heads to turn in a different way!
The upside to my going to Sunday school though is that time passes really quickly. Also I get to know more mummies and get to share experiences with them. I get to see how some daddies and mummies handle their kids. I make more friends! Perhaps even get invovled in a new ministry!
So yeah....he is 6 months plus now. Showing signs of his own character. If he gets bored, he gets irritated. When he is tired, he gets grumpy. And he can give you quite a frown!
Though the smiles are a plenty and every so heart warming still!
The thing is, I am starting to wonder when we should start to put out foot down and not allow him to get away with his demands having to be met ASAP. At what age do they start to manipulate us. I know babies howl for a reason but is he still a baby at 6?