I'm trying not to cry as I write this, but I'm feeling very stressed and distraught about this and I need help. We love and adore our near 18 month old Michelangelo. He's our beautiful precious baby boy and we care about him very much and we love and care about and adore our 2 adult kittycats who have been an important part of our life for several years now - they're both 8 years old - and I help bring them into the world. We've been their parents since they were kittens. Unfortunately, there isn't much I can do at the moment because my family is preparing for a big move from Santa Fe, NM to Oregon the 1st week of Oct. and we won't really be able to do anything about this problem until we move into a new place, but I'd like some helpful caring supportive advice for when we do move up there.
Our baby is in an active crawling and walking stage and he's very playful and is curious about everything. He's very much like a cat, it's very cute, but he crawls very fast toward our kitties and screams and the girl cat, who's very skittish and gets scared, and her brofur gets annoyed and ignores him and just walks away and they both hide. I know this is just a phase and it's temporary, but it hurts and upsets me and they can't interact and play together yet. I'm worried and scared that Mikey is going to continue being this way and he won't learn to be gentle and kind and caring and tender with our animals and other animals and his excitability will make it so no furry friends will want to be near him. We feed him healthy organic dairy-free vegetarian food so his diet is non-violent.
He's a very special wise Soul and I thought Indigo children intuitively know what's right and wrong, but is it still necessary to teach him and when would be a good time to teach him? Is it too soon now? Am I going to need to be patient and let the cats run and hide and stay away from home until hopefully Mikey grows out of this phase and calms down a little? I love babies and children, but no offense Mommies, I'm not in love with the toddler phase. He's driving me crazy and I'm not proud of saying that. I hope Mommies are ok with my saying that. I've read about and seen babies and very young children gently interacting with family cats and dogs with no problem, though I don't know what the ages were. When will he grow out of this screaming for everything everywhere phase? He also is very aggressive when he reaches out to pet them and I try to help him understand to be gentle and caring, but I get the feeling he doesn't understand and is still too young to understand and learn this. I feel very sad and discouraged. Thank you for listening. Please help.