Off to the Races!

25 May 2018

We are off to the races!  My 1 year old is getting the confidence of walking.  My children it has always taken a little bit in this arena.  She is funny though and really quite smart if you think about all the other places one might start walking, knowing you will fall a few times before getting it down.  When she was learning to stand, the only place she would attempt this was on my bed.  Soft sheets, soft mattress, I mean who would blame her!  She would play a game.  First, she would stand herself up and as soon as I acknowledged her success, “Yay good job!”, she would collapse on the bed.  Then she moved on.  This time she would stand up, look at me and smile, and fall completely forward on her belly and laugh.  At first, I really didn’t like this but after realizing how much fun it was for her and that I was right there so she wasn’t going to get hurt, I went along with it.  Then, it was pulling herself up and standing next to our couch, climbing up one stair and sitting, you know NOW she is getting some confidence!  It has been about a month maybe a month and half since all of this started.  She would now crawl over to me and pull herself up using my leg while I was trying to get things done.  So, of course, dinner would be later because how can you resist!  For Christmas, she got a stroller to push a baby doll in.  In the meantime, we already had two walkers.  One for each of the boys of course.  Now, she is racing and chasing the boys around the house.  I love it!  Everyone’s laughing!  She is trying to keep up!  Her legs are going a mile a minute!  And then, today came.  I was trying to get dinner on, again, and she crawls over to me and pulls herself up.  I call my 4 year old over and basically say “can you help her”.  He takes her hands and was so gentle, of course I didn’t leave them because this is new and you know what happens with new things!  Things will go wrong if you are not attentive.  It was like they were dancing.  The two of them laughing and smiling!  My 4 year old telling her what a good job she was doing!  And then off they went, my  year old holding her hands practically running her across the floor.  Of course, I chimed in while following, “you need to take it easy.  She doesn’t know what she is doing yet.”

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