At just five weeks old, Mary Virginia is holding her head up practically as well as David did at three months.
Five-week old Mary Virginia:
Three-month old David:
But David smiled at five weeks, and when she was five weeks old, Mary Virginia was still mostly scowling.
This has to mean something, right? Like that David will be more social and Mary Virginia will be more physical? He’ll be class president and she’s be captain of the soccer team.
It’s part of a parents’ duty to attach unreasonable stock in milestones. She plays with blocks! She’ll be an architect! He crawled late! Just like Einstein! If Mary Virginia holds up her head early she’ll probably crawl early and walk early which means she’ll probably be a U.S. senator. It also must mean good things for her aptitude in math, and her ability to quickly learn the steps to line dances. Just check the childhood development books.
In all honesty, it probably doesn’t mean anything for her future, but it does mean one thing for David and his sister: we’ve already started comparing them.
Let the competition begin! Game on, kids!