Natalie does not like to be left alone. Imagine that, with three big sisters who fight over playing with her. As we are nearing her first birthday and the newness of her is wearing off on her sisters, we're trying to acclimate her to the world of self-entertaining. Thus, the following conversation in our house:
Me: I know you don't like being along, but you won't really be alone. Mommy will be right next to you, working, because I have to get some work done.
Me: Look! In your playyard! There's the Dora couch, your push toy, your stacking blocks, a Little People toy.
Natalie (as I putting her the playyard): WAAAAYaaaWaaa. (which translates to I.Do.Not.Like.This.)
Me: And here, I'll even throw in this unsafe toy.
Natalie: Huh? oooooo! (As she crawls over to the Christmas tin, basically safe just not APA approved.)
Ah, my little daredevil. Who must have a crowd around her.
So, when did your kiddos start self-entertaining, especially your 2nds or 3rds (or beyond). We haven't even really let her cry it out at night; she's been very indulged this year, compared to her big sisters at the same age.
And right now, she is NOT happy with mama.