Friday, May 25, 2012

Cloudy with a Chance of Footfalls

As I mentioned last post, little fellow is a walker.  I have no problems with this.  Many people said, "oh, when he's walking, he'll be into everything!" but when he was crawling he could still stand and got into everything.  Walking, I decided, would be good, because then he would feel more autonomous and therefore sleep better.

It is true, you know.

The one thing that I was not prepared for as we enter "winter" down here was the quiet that accompanies walking.  Mayhaps he is an odd child and the fact that he was a noisy crawler (slap, slap, thump, thump) as he shuffled along the floor made it too easy for me to know where he was.

Now you hear him move occasionally, but just one heavy step as he rights his balance perhaps or stops to peruse something.  You'll look up and ! where has he Frankenstein shuffled to now?

As he's getting better at walking, he's lost the shuffle and is very confident with his right foot.  The left comes along for the ride.  He's even tried running a few times.

So no, he doesn't get into more, but he does it more sneakily.  Perhaps we'll have to invest in tap shoes.  Or a bell.


  1. What do you mean? He doesn't yammer away as he walks around the house? hehe

    You're in the cool of winter with rains off and on again, hmm? It has warmed up here, I actually brought one of the fans up from the basement, and to get the house down from 26 C I have windows open and the fan on!

  2. :) I can just imagine that little little cutie walking around!