Krystal - posted on 02/06/2011 ( 42 moms have responded )
Okay ladies…I need your help with this one.
My son turned 13 months last Saturday (the 29th). He’s been cruising for months but hadn’t let go yet. He has several walking toys that he does really well with, he can even turn them around, he just hasn’t wanted to let go. I stay home with him and we work on this stuff everyday and when he lets go of whatever he's holding on to he drops to his knees. My husband and I both felt that there is no need to push him though. We encourage him, but do not push. He will walk when he’s ready, right?
Well last Sunday I actually had a day out by myself and when I got home my in laws were there. When I came in my son was crying, screaming, and my mother-in-law had him dangling by his arms, trying to make him stand up and walk. Turns out, she had been doing this every time he got down to crawl!! I was so MAD, okay so I was PISSED!!! I took my husband into the bedroom and asked what she was doing. He said she’d been doing it for the last two hours!!!! When I asked him why he didn’t tell her to stop he had no comment. I told him if he didn’t take care of this, I was going to. After about 10 minutes after we were back in the living room with everyone, and she was still doing her best to make him angry, and my husband still hadn’t said anything, I was just about to ask her to stop and…he walked. He took about three steps all by himself. She went on and on about how she “had done it”. She wanted me to call my mom and tell her but…. I was heart broken. I mean I quit my job to stay at home so that I could be the one to do those things with him and she just couldn’t leave it alone! I mean if I had wanted someone else to do these things I would have continued to work and get a paycheck!
Ever since then I have been so upset. Every step he takes makes me cry. I have tried to talk to my husband and all he can say is that he’s pissed about it to but it’s in the past, we can’t do anything about it. He has no idea how emotionally hard that was for me.
I’m sorry this is so long ladies but I am really upset. I guess I need to know if I am justified in this unhappiness or if I just need to get over it.