Sunday, August 15, 2010

Walking...Almost

Last week, one of Noah's therapists {of sofa scaling fame} recommended that Noah try walking with a Kaye Walker to give him more confidence and increase his balance.
Noah took to it almost immediately and began walking all over the house. I had tremendous feelings of pride and joy as I watched my little man gain more freedom and independence. When Kc came home and saw the walker, however, he had quite a different reaction.

Understand that Daddy-O is the GREATEST Daddy-O in the whole wide world. He LOVES Noah with all his heart and only wants what is best for him. And he felt the walker was NOT what was best for our Little Stinkpot...walking was what was best for him. Walking independently. Walking with purpose.

Daddy-O had a mission!!! He took it upon himself to encourage and push {with all the love in the world} our little man to overcome his fear and take more than a few steps before falling. I must admit that I felt very protective {overprotective perhaps} of my little man and cringed as he was walking with his Daddy-O. I learned that there is a reason that God designed children to grow-up with a mother and a father. Where one parent is overprotective {me} the other one can bring balance and explain that all kiddos fall while learning to walk.

Well...I am pleased to announce that after only two days of working with Daddy-O Noah is walking...almost.
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He still prefers to crawl {lower to the ground has always been his motto} but will walk if you encourage him. We still have quite a bit of work to do {fear not, Daddy-0 is on it} but are so encouraged by our Little Stinkpot who is walking...almost.

11 comments:

  1. Aww! So cute! Congratulations! Now you get to really start child proofing! :)

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  2. Men on a mission are a good thing! Congratulations, on the awesome achievement!!

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  3. Rebecca, that is AWESOME! Way to go, Noah!

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  4. I've watched the clip 7 times; time to quit. What I like most is the smile on his face as he reaches his goal.
    Papa Roy

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  5. I agree with dad; Noah seems so proud at the end. Great job!

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  6. WOW! What a wonderful sight :D I can't wait to see in person!!! How fun!
    Love, Grandma Cindy

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  7. Great job Noah!! New experiences and adventures await to be discovered now that you are on the move!

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  8. Yeah Mr. Man!! So proud. Noah is so blessed to have the 2 parents that he does. You are the perfect match. (And as my husband agrees with "dad" I can totally see myself siding with "mom". Hahaha)

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  9. Golly, it looks more like he's running! Eager to get to his daddy, no doubt. Great job, Noah! You are a winner!

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  10. "Almost" my foot... he is doing great! Way to go Noah!!!!

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  11. WOW!! That is amazing! What great adventures you'll have together!

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