I'm not Jewish and therefore I am not the stereotypical "Jewish Mutha" who thinks that her son is the bee's knees. I'm not out to prove to everyone that my son is a genius (he's proving that to everyone himself) or that he does things faster and better than all the other babies his age. And since I'm NOT that mother, when we went out to lunch with a bunch of other mommies and babies this past Saturday, I wasn't drawing comparisons.
For example, when Radar's buddy Jack, who is 5 weeks YOUNGER than Radar, fed himself his whole lunch - all by himself - with a spoon, I just congratulated his mother and laughed it off. I just joked about how Radar has learned to throw his spoon before plunging into his meal with his fingers.
I didn't care about a younger baby outshining Radar in one silly milestone.
And I certainly didn't go home that same day and start forcing Radar to use his spoon.
You can bet that I didn't instruct Maria that she is no longer to spoon feed Radar, but must start forcing him to feed himself with a spoon.
I certainly wouldn't risk pissing Radar off like that.
I'm the kind of mother who is casual about these little silly milestones and I know that it'll come with time.
Four days to be precise!
By the way, have you all met my son, the doctah?
Lots of love,
Titi and Radar