“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
So we have a walker! Stripe has been taking a few steps in between things for a little while but lacked the confidence to really go for it. On Tuesday I took him to a soft play centre where we met his friend who is about 6 weeks older and has been confidently walking for a few weeks. Well he obviously didn’t want to be out done because that was it, he was off and there’s been no stopping him ever since!
It turns out, Stripe has discovered, that walking has many perks! His favourite so far has got to be discovering how to get on his ride-on pirate ship! Although we had given him a ride on it a few times previously, he’s never really shown much interest in getting on it himself. That all changed Sunday morning when he made his mission. After a few false starts and getting on it backwards, he finally managed and look how happy it made him! I hope he always feels such a sense of achievement and pride in himself when he succeeds at something!
Shameless proud mummy brag: If you want to see an adorable video of some of Stripe’s first steps click here, I guarantee it will brighten your day!