DS is 10 months old, and has never really been interested in books or being read to. We have lots of colorful fun board books, but he won't sit and listen to them for more than a page or so. He shows no interest in even holding the books or looking at them.
He has always been very physically developed. His focus has always been on learning to become mobile, and exploring his world by figuring out how to move around in it. Sitting still and reading or playing with something is not usually on the menu. Jumping in the jumper? Great. Crawling around? Awesome. Sitting and playing? Bah.
This didn't worry me until recently. A friend of ours brought over her baby, who is just a month younger. This baby uses sign language to ask for more books to be read to her, and will sit in her dad's lap and look at book after book. Also, when her parents say the word "dog," she goes "woof," or the baby approximation of woof.
My kid can't do any of that. Though, our friend's baby is not even close to crawling.
Should I be worried? DH is joking now that our baby is a dumb jock and can look forward to lots of football scholarships. hahahaha But seriously- is this normal? Should I be trying harder to nurture his mind? He really only seems interested in physical stuff.