Friday, October 26, 2007

Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care

One of my most favorite things about babies is that, when you lift their arms beside their head, the arms are only slightly longer than the head. It's the funniest looking thing! My mom said the babies' arms are short because when they learn to walk and have to hold on to an adult's hand, they stretch out to normal length. Anyway...Matthew will not raise his hands above his head. Not sure why...maybe he isn't confident in his deodorant. It doesn't matter what you are trying to get him to raise his arms for, he clenches his shoulders and fights you every step of the way. I couldn't even get a photo of him doing this without him starting to cry. So I am trying to implement some "wave your hands in the air like you just don't care" time in his daily schedule where I catch him off guard and get him moving his arms...like yesterday when his daddy was pulling in the driveway, I lifted his arm and made pumping motions with his fist in the air saying "woo, woo, woo!" It worked, and that shoulder loosened right up! A mama's gotta do what a mama's gotta do!

1 comment:

Andy & Rebecca said...

Funny!! When he gets a little older you can try the old "Where's the SKY, Matthew?" trick. :)