When the toddler is grumpy because he needs to grow

I remember back when Peter was a baby, and oo boy, what a fussy one he was. As he started getting closer to the crawling, I would often get lighthearted comments from other parents about whether or not I was ready for trouble, and it made me a little nervous about the inevitable mobility. Peter was a little extra cranky for a while as he was gearing up to crawl, and then he finally figured it out, and I was amazed at how much easier things felt, simply because he was so much happier with his newfound ability. That trend continued with each new ability that he figured out- standing, cruising, walking, talking.  Continue reading