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Yes, Nathan is too big for his exersaucer. But you know what? That doesn’t stop him! He still climbs into it and plays with all its toys. Sometimes he’ll stay in it for half an hour, all the while talking to himself, stomping his little legs with glee, and clapping his hands exuberantly. He even drags his Blankie and his Ultra Big Bear in with him to enjoy the fun! And then? When he’s done, he just shimmies right on out.
One of my wonderful (and much loved!) aunts got him this exersaucer, and Nathan has been practically addicted to it ever since he first sat in it. This kid has always loved playing in it. A while back, I thought that I would retire it. But I don’t have the heart to take it away from him just yet. Why not let the little fella enjoy it just a little bit longer?
This is probably one of the last times I’ll have Nathan in his exersaucer, which is yet another bittersweet time for me. He’s been playing in it since he was about five months old, and it has been like a life savor so many times. Whenever Nathan was grumpy, the exersaucer would cheer him up. Whenever I needed a shower, I could just plop him into the exersaucer and he would be content. He loved spinning around in the seat, exploring all the toys, and studying all the colors and textures. But now? Now, my little boy is growing up and is almost too big for it anymore. He can still enjoy it for a bit longer, but he’s starting to get too tall for it.
I can’t believe I got attached to it myself. There are so many memories… I look at it, and I think of all the times Nathan played in it. I remember him being so little that even when the exersaucer was on the shortest setting, his toes barely touched the ground. At first, I could only have him in the exersaucer when I was sitting right beside him because he would just flop forward and backward. But it gave him great exercise, and he was soon strong enough to play without me hovering.
Ah, it’s always a bit sad when your child finally outgrows something that he used for so long!
For the past few days, I have been trying unsuccessfully to get video of Nathan finally crawling. As soon as I break out the camera, he stops, sits up, and grins… I think because he likes to have his picture taken. But I am persistant… and sooner or later, I’m going to get that video of him crawling, hopefully within the next few days.
In the meantime, I have a super-cute video of him in his new door bouncer we got him this weekend. I think the exersaucer has met its match. As soon as I put Nathan in the new bouncer, he immediately started bouncing around like a totally ecstatic little frog.