Monday, March 7, 2011

A Walk in the Store

Andrew and I took Oliver with us to the grocery store this morning. He's been walking almost exclusively lately, so we decided to let him walk through the store with us. When we arrived, we grabbed a small cart and set him on the floor. Oliver had no idea what to do and just stood there for a couple minutes, looking around. We coaxed him into taking a step, and he broke out in a large smile.

Oliver toddled quickly through the produce area, excited about his new freedom. A few times, he tried to go down an aisle on his own, but we were able to quickly redirect him. He was so happy! Andrew would walk down an aisle and pop out at him, making him squeal in delight!

As long as I go during a slow time, maybe around 11am, I should be able to take Oliver and let him walk in the store. It'll teach him how to walk for longer periods and to stay with me.

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