I don't have early walkers. My earliest walked at 12 months,
my latest at 21 months, and everyone else was somewhere in between.
Recently it crossed my mind that she hadn't braved any steps yet;
and I wondered if I were neglecting my motherly duty.
Should I be offering my fingers for her to grip as we do laps
across the living room? Should I be enticing her to with a toy,
to veer from the safe comfort of the coffee table?
Then I remembered..
Each one is unique, and they are ready when they are ready.
This week Aloria decided she was ready to gain a little confidence.
She chose this blue pillow as her aid as she practiced her stance.
I thought her choice of launching platform... unusual. But after watching her
for a while, and then getting out the camera to catch her for posterity...
...it became clear why she had better forethought than I.
So thank you brother.
Because of you, your little sister will be one tough petunia.
And I bet her balance is especially keen when she finally takes those first steps!