As you can see in the milestone section, Jack recently started rolling from his back to his stomach. Dave noticed it Thursday or Friday when Jack rolled off the jiminy. Crazy! He moved a foot! Time for the gates to go up. I noticed Friday when I was doing the dinner dishes and Jack really started yelling. He hates tummy time and I usually cave after about 30 seconds and flip him back over to his back. I was very strict about the frequency and length of Luke's tummy time and he was crawling at 6 months. I'm not going to make that mistake again. So when Jack started yelling on Friday, I stopped doing the dishes and helped him back onto his back. By the time I got back to the sink and got my hands wet again, he was back on his tummy and he was yelling. At this point I decided it might be time for some tough love. (Consistency is the key to parenting.) He can roll over from front to back, he just needed to remember how. "It's OK, Jack! Just roll over silly boy!" Sigh. Fine. I went back to help him roll over because I thought the dog might be blocking his progress. Well, that was part of the problem.
"Wah wah wah! I hate being on my tummy!"
"But I appear to be stuck!"
And if you think that consciously trying to delay my son's crawling is an example of bad parenting, what do you think when I see he is struggling to roll over and can't because he is straddling the jiminy and my first thought is, "Wait! Where's the camera?"
It's OK, the camera was right there.