My Late Walker
To make it worse, random people were constantly asking how old she was only to then say, "Is she walking yet?" (No, but thanks for stressing me out about it!) Relatives would call and ask for a report on her status. And my neighbor regaled me with the story of her daughter walking on her first birthday... every time I bumped into her! I just wanted to scream, "Butt out! She'll walk when she walks people!!" But truth be told, the delay was worrying me.
Then one day it just happened. We were all sitting in her room and suddenly she just stood up and walked! She lurched her little body forward and teetered across the room to me like a drunken sailor. I was never so proud to see someone bob and weave like a party girl in stilettos after a few too many margaritas in my life! And in that moment of pride, it only took me a second to realize how silly I was to stress over it all those months. I mean, how many 30-year-old crawlers do you know?