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I have been reluctant to release the wee girl from the buggy (stroller).
It’s faster, easier and less scary when she stays in it: she’s a runner!
But, she has to learn to walk safely, to listen when I say stop, to stay close.
We still have a way to go with all of the above, but I have started to let her walk occasionally.
Once the cries of I wan walk begin.
Once there are no more roads to cross, and we are on side streets close to home, I let her escape and walk along with me.
Unless she runs away, at which point she goes straight back in the buggy!
She is getting better, she now stays close (well closer!) and she stops when I call (read: shout) – most of the time. But, if she doesn’t, it’s straight back in the buggy.
She’s getting the hang of it!
It’s such a nerve wracking stage, a completely necessary one, but scary. There are roads and driveways and moving cars!
But, there are also leaves and twigs and snow. Birdies and planes and doggies. And squirrels…
Another milestone. Another step on the path through toddlerhood. Another step towards being a buggy free household :)
I’m also linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill again this week. I have to admit that the cold has finally got the better of me and quick walks on the school run (on the days where I didn’t drive!) have been the extent of our outdoor fun. But, it’s actually going to be above freezing for the next few days, we’ll have to make the most of it!
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