Will is walking, finally! After months of cruising around walls and furniture he has turned the corner. For the last two weeks he has been taking a few steps away from his safety net then sitting down when he realized where he was.
Something happened on Friday, not sure exactly what it was, but all of a sudden he was walking across the kitchen. It was like he woke up from his nap and realized that walking is faster. Now he will come walking into the kitchen and look at me like “What? Yes, I am standing here.”
He still is learning how to turn around and walks similar to how a puppy runs, slightly sideways. The look on his face is priceless. He gets so excited when he walks to you and most of the time makes it the whole way. He also walks with his hands up like a creature from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.
We know soon he will be running to try to keep up with his older brother. He already tries to go a bit faster than his skills will allow. I am sure we have many more head bumps as he gets better, but I am so happy to have him walking.
I don’t really like the crawling faze. He wants to be mobile, but I don’t like letting him crawl around on floors in public places. I am just funny about the dirty floor thing, because you never know what they will pick up down there. I know he will be faster now, but at least now I don’t have to worry about him immediately dropping to the floor to get across the room.