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Sounds normal to me. My 3 1/2 yo is still working on sitting still (that'll be the day) and listening all the time (again, when hell freezes over), and he is That Kid that makes the other parents ask me, "How do you get him to be so good?"
Is it bad that my first response to your question was, "To make it through the day alive"?
|Sometimes he goes to a play group and the group is very organized with the reading time, snack time etc..he has a hard time sitting still. While the other children are sitting down to snack time, he wants to be up wandering around checking stuff out|
|He is very affectionate and anywhere we go, he runs up to the other kids trying to hug them. Alot of the kids get freaked out and take off. I feel badly that I don't have him around other children all the time, and we are making an effort in that way. I just wanted to hear how others are dealing with this 'age'..and what to expect.|
Mama, just wanted to chime in and say that your son also sounds totally normal to me. My son is 2 1/2 this month, and while he's occasionally willing to sit still, he mostly wants to walk around checking things out. I have a theory, which is that kids who are being raised in a more natural environment (cosleeping, AP, child-led learning philosophies, etc) tend to feel far more comfortable "doing what they feel like doing." I'd take it as a compliment that your son is curious and feels comfortable exploring what interests him. I'd be surprised if you said your son has spent lots of time in a playpen. I think if you look at most "mainstream" kids, they've spent lots of times in playpens, left in baby swings, walkers, etc. They're used to being "contained" in a small area, and so when they have to sit, it's probably far easier for them. Convenient, perhaps, for adults, but not the best way to foster creativity and free-thinking. Congratulations on your liberated son!
Mooooom! to DS (1/05) and DSS (11/05). TTC our "ours" after VR on 10/12.
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