Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bouncy Chair

Sophie loves bouncing. Her favorite thing to do is lay in someone's arms as they bounce on the exercise ball. She also loves her bouncy chair as long as someone is bouncing it rhythmically for her. We took the toy bar off of it since we use it so much - for ease of getting her in and out of it.

On Sunday, we were invited to dinner with a couple in the ward who had a baby almost exactly one year before Sophie was born. This is convenient because they know almost exactly (calendarly, that is) when Sophie will begin new tricks. They asked us if she had started reaching for toys yet, and I said no, but thought, "maybe it's because we haven't given her the opportunity to try it".

So the next day we attached her toy bar back onto her bouncy chair, and it turns out she loves it. Yep, we've been stifling our baby's intellectual growth for our own convenience. Luckily she's pretty resilient, and I think she's caught up to her age level in the past 2 days.













6 comments:

the stooze said...

That's a cute bouncy chair. Ours is not nearly as nice -- i almost justified a new one this time. Maybe next time around.

nana said...

Pretty smart baby. It's going to take a lot to stay ahead of her.

Kim said...

Now I know why Sophie has that worried look on her face sometimes. She is thinking "Where are the toys?."

Emily said...

Those are the most adorable pictures yet!

Tori :) said...

Cute pictures!! Don't worry about doing things for your own convenience. They'll figure it out themselves. I refused to potty train my son because I wanted to do it after a trip to Texas. So, he potty trained himself- before the trip.

diana said...

haha, we did the same thing with ava. we're probably still doing it. she still manages to get past our mistakes... we're learning.