17 Days of Benny – Day 9

In true fashion, things in my life have become crazy and I’ve fallen behind.  Maybe my life hasn’t changed as much as I thought.  I do have to say though, it didn’t stress me out like usual.  I know that I am still honoring my son and the fact that I didn’t finish my ’17 Days’ posts by his birthday has somewhat rolled off my shoulders.  It is what it is and now it’s time to play catch up.

Day 9 – Month 9

By 9 months we were in the depths of winter and enjoying some lovely New England blizzards.  We enjoyed sledding with our neighbors and many play dates to try to keep the kids busy.  Being cooped up indoors we had to find new and interesting ways to keep busy.

We borrowed Tara’s walker and Benny started using it to cruise around the house.  He was still in the exersaucer and the johnny jumper, but this kid wanted freedom!  He took to the walker quickly and in short order he was chasing everyone around the house (much to the poor dogs dismay).  We never used a walker with Darcy and it was quite funny with Benny.  He would run, run, run and then lift his little feet and glide across the room.

This also meant that he able to reach lot’s of fun and new places.  We found ourselves baby proofing stuff that Darcy never even dreamed of going after as a little one.  Yet again, he challenged our parenting.  This is when we really began to see how much he was paying attention to everything that we did and mimicked us.  We also began to notice the difference between raising boys and girls.2013-02-09_11-26-30_461 2013-02-11_17-47-19_757

Author: sheriroaf

Sheri Roaf is the mother of four wonderful children who turned to blogging after her 17 month old son Bennett passed away unexpectedly. Through her writing she has found a way to help herself and her family move forward in the face of tragedy.

One thought on “17 Days of Benny – Day 9”

  1. These are great memories…thanks again for sharing! As someone who has gotten took now you guys better post-tragedy, it’s nice to be getting to know what this special little guy was all about!

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