Friday, June 27, 2008

Haiku Friday: Steps

One finger hold on

try to chase the puppy tag

with security

one step two step three

cautious hesitant stutters

sit down stand up start

M is walking, on her own. Her longest known walk was around 6 feet, most are a few steps here and there. We're encouraging her to walk whenever we can, mostly for the practice. If she doesn't want to, we don't push her. She still reverts to crawling when she has a need for speed, or when she's tired. If you're near her, and she wants to get somewhere, she holds out a hand so you can give her a finger to hold on to while she walks around the house. She has actually tried to run, while holding on to a finger, once. It was of course trying to play tag with our three year old Cairn Terrier. She was of course very confused by this, completely unsure if a walking child is a new way to play, or something to hide in your kennel for.

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monica @ transplanting me said...

i loved when my babies would hold my finger to help them walk. too cute!!

maggies mind said...

Aw, such an adorable visual I get from your haiku. So precious and sweet.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

LOL!! Your terrier doesn't know what's coming!

What a cute haiku! I could totally picture her toddling around.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! My boy just started walking too, but he's a late bloomer. He's almost 16 months, so we were getting worried! I knew exactly what this Haiku was about.

Cathy said...

I love this haiku - I could totally picture it, my little guy is just starting to walk on his own, though he prefers to nose dive into me...