I had a funny moment when I took Tess to her nine month check-up today. In the checklist for "social development" there was a question "Does your nine month old child wave bye-bye?"
"No, she doesn't" I thought with a start. "Is there something wrong with Tess?"
Then I remembered why...
I never, ever leave this kid. She's always with me. Baby Tess hasn't ever had the chance to learn how to wave "bye bye" because her Mama never leaves the front door without her!