My 20 month old wants to be a big kid!

Summer - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is 20 months old and he thinks he can follow his sisters everywhere. My 7 and 9 year olds frequently go outside to ride bikes. I also will let the 4 year old go with them if they stay on our street (which ends in a cul-de-sac). Unfortunately, the baby wants to follow them and throws a complete fit because I won't let him.

Today, he got out the door before I noticed he followed his sisters outside. I found him across the street with my 7 and 4 year old, on his push toy like he was one of the big kids. The neighbor has a girl, age 7, a boy, age 2, and a newborn. My 7 year old has asked to play with their daughter, but is usually given reasons why she can't play.

When I went to get my son, the dad was outside. I first asked how the food was I brought them when they had their baby a couple weeks ago. Then I said I was sorry, and he knows how to open doors. The guy said, "yeah, and he must not like to keep clothes on either. I usually see him outside with nothing but a diaper."

That is a bit of an exageration. I sometimes let my son be outside in just a t-shirt, but he's still a baby. I mean, c'mon. The wife seems nice, but very reserved. I've been around her at the neighborhood playgroup I attend on occasion. I've never met the husband until today. Her husband obviously thinks we are white trash or something.


Kate - posted on 06/02/2010




My son is a lot like that too! He likes to follow his big sister around the house, and tries to play with whatever she is playing with.

And I'm sorry about your neighbors. That was sort of a rude comment he made to you. I'm sure he's just stressed out with the new baby and all.

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