walkin’ tall

This kid took his first steps two weeks ago, and hasn’t made much progress since. I blame it on the walker that he’s been scooting around in for six months now. It gets him from here to there, sure, but doesn’t teach him walking as much as thrusting his belly forward to propel it. He can’t seem to break that habit yet. But yesterday, this happened:
 
Then today I saw him standing on his own. We’re almost to his much-more-independent phase. I think I’m ready for this. Some things get easier when they walk. And then, of course, some get harder. I have a feeling I will have to worry about this one in parking lots.

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