Friday, September 20, 2013

one step at a time

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a walker.

Sort of.

K took her first steps a few weeks ago. We were so excited. We waited around with our phones in our hands for two days, trying to get her to do it again so that we could catch it on film. We finally did, and we were convinced that this was the "beginning of the end." That soon, we would have one energetic little girl running around the house.

Only that hasn't exactly been the case. She'll stand on her own and take a few steps here and there, but most she still enjoys scooting across the floor from point A to point B.

At first, I was a little concerned. Was there something wrong?

But then I remembered my child's personality. She is, for lack of a better word, stubborn. She's always been this way, even as a tiny baby but more so now that she's becoming a toddler. Independent. Full of attitude. I think that she just knows what she wants to do, and she'll do it on her own terms. I confirmed this yesterday with the pediatrician's office (on an unrelated check-up for a short-lived virus). We'll just have to wait for the full-time walking. She can do it, and she'll let us know when she's ready for it.

Until then, she'll continue to wreak havoc around the house on all fours. Which is absolutely fine with me. :)

4 comments:

It Is What It Is said...

I learned with my older son that milestones, once achieved, take some time to attempt and master. So, all in due time.

G likes to be chased in an "I'm going to get you" way and he scurries so fast across the floor. Who knew knees and hands were such an effective mode of transportation?!

Mihaela said...

Mine did the same. Fooled us into thinking he was going to go for it at about a year. Then took a break and didn't really start till 14 months. He just wanted things done his way I guess :)

JustHeather said...

That is basically what our boy did. He'd stand around for periods of time, then eventually started taking a few steps but nothing more. And then he started daycare and saw the other kids walking and he purposely stood and tried walking. It took him just under/over a month of daycare and we now consider him a walker!! He still crawls at times, but he is a walker!

Enjoy these moments! They are so much fun to see it finally click.

KeAnne said...

It is always so awesome to see their personalities manifest from such a young age. I love that K's walking is mimicking her overall approach to life. Watch out b/c when she's ready, I bet she'll be wide open!