Friday, September 24, 2010

The Walking Dilemma

Jeffrey is walking. It's crazy, but it's true. I would say that he's walking about 25% of the time now. He always at least attempts to walk. He gets a bit farther every day, and now he's able to stand up on his own without having to pull up. Thus, he has the option of walking a bit more now. It's adorable. I love it.

However, he wants to walk everywhere. Or at least attempt to do so. For the most part, we let him. We do a lot of walking holding one of his hands (which makes my heart die every single time because it's so darn cute) because he can walk for quite a while like that when we're out of the house. There are some times where it's just not appropriate to walk yet, especially for being such a beginner like he is. Cue tantrums. This is where the dilemma is: You're so excited for them to walk so you don't have to carry them all the time, but then when you need to carry them when they can walk (like a parking lot, for instance) they throw a fit. I imagine he'll figure out the rules fairly soon, but it's been pretty iffy the last few days! I'm thankful that he still loves being worn, so that helps in a lot of circumstances. It's just those quick little trips that are causing havoc in our lives.


1 comment:

Lil'Misa said...

We went through that stage, it passes quickly. We noticed that the random tantrums about walking stopped once he got really good at it and was able to walk more at other times. We assume he wanted to walk all the time to practice. Now he won't throw a tantrum like he used to if we have to carry him in the parking lot or other places that aren't safe.