Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cruisin' the mall

Ben's been using his walker for about 2 months now. So far, he's only used it at someone's house (ours, my mom's, my brother's). He's gotten pretty good with it even though it's mostly used as a toy and not at all for transportation.

I've been itching to take it to the mall and see how he'd do with it. But he only really learned how to use it proficiently towards the end of November and the malls were crazy with Christmas shoppers.

We finally went this afternoon. He did AWESOME! He was so excited to go to the mall with his walker. He walked almost the ENTIRE mall. I kept asking if he wanted to go in the stroller and he would yell "NO". Even though he was tripping over his own feet, it was still a fight to actually get him away from the walker and into the stroller.

And he was totally the centre of attention. Everyone was looking at him...and in a good way. Everyone was smiling at him and a few people even asked why he needed the walker. I love to get questions about him. I love showing people what CP looks like. So...in case you're wondering...here's what CP looks like.

video

P.S. In case you were wondering, my typically-developing child preferred to stay in the stroller. He didn't walk at all!

8 comments:

  1. MOTIVATION.....awesome word! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Way to go, Ben!

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  2. That brought tears to my eyes...awesome!!! Miss you in blogger land. :)

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  3. That's great!!!!!!! He's doing awesome!

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  4. amazing! he looks so good! his gait is so good! wow! go ben!

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  5. Thanks guys. It was so great to see him being independent. Now we're anxious for Spring so he can use it outdoors! Thanks for checking out his video.

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  6. SO GREAT! He is kickin' butt!!!

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  7. WELL DONE BIG BOY!

    I am well impressed!

    Strollers smell anyway.

    Princess Abigail in France
    The Bernard Bunch

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