In exciting baby milestone news, Prince George has started crawling! And in parenting-guilt news, both Prince William and Kate Middleton missed it. Doh!
Us Weekly reports that the 8-month-old hit the milestone while his royal parents were away on vacation in the Maldives earlier this month. (Hmmm...is that a little passive-aggressive behavior on baby George's part?!)
I feel bad for Kate and William, because there was already some controversy in the media surrounding their decision to vacation sans baby—and now they'll probably feel an extra dose of guilt over missing an important baby milestone.
Or maybe not. According to Us Weekly's source, "William and Kate are excited about the many milestones ahead ... George already has a tiny tooth coming in. And his cheeks are chubbier than ever!"
I'm sure they felt some pangs about not being there for that first crawl (how could they not?), but my hope is that they don't beat themselves up about it. I missed my youngest son's first crawl, and I think almost every parent—working mom or stay-at-home dad; celebrity, royalty, or regular old human being—can relate to a missed milestone. You simply can't alway be present for every important moment, as much as you'd like to be. It sucks, but it's the truth. So welcome to the missed-a-milestone club, Kate and Wills—and I hope you see the next one!
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