With my first baby I nearly pestered him to death trying to get him to walk by his first birthday. We practiced and I bought him pushy toys.The poor baby probably had stress.
With the fifth...not so much. Who needs walking when you have parents and three out of four siblings can tote you? Why bother standing up when some family member or pet is just going to knock you down again?
At almost fourteen months she had shown no interest or inclination in walking. Then she accidentally took a step the other day. We all then got excited and coaxed her to take a few more steps.
She held steady at only attempting a few steps at a time for a couple of weeks. She crawls the fastest of any of my kids, so I guess she figured it was more efficient. I assume babies think about such things.
Over the weekend though she busted out with some real marathon attempts.
Then she progressed right on to Downward Dog.
What are you kids up to these days and what do you do different from the first baby to the last?
I am spending the last few hundred days of my thirties loving my husband and five kids, teaching, cooking, training, reading, and thanking God for all that I have been blessed with.
I hope to share these adventures with you fellow adults in order to retain my sanity and vocabulary.
In the process I am sure my ham licking, choke holding, pop tart hiding family will be approached about gaining fame and fortune on a reality show titled, "How to Raise Quirky Kids in a Chaotic Home."
Thanks for stopping by!