The Walking Conundrum

17 Jun
walk with chair

Apparently shoving chairs around the kitchen is MUCH MORE FUN that using his actual walking toy.

I think we have a problem.
It seems as if my kid might be as stubborn as I am.

Jack is 16 months old and STILL doesn’t walk. He creeps like a champ holding onto furniture, walls, people, and walking toys. But darn if he won’t just LET GO and walk on his own.

I’m pretty sure he’s doing it to spite me.

I think he CAN walk, but just chooses not to. That’s right, he probably breaks into funky dances the moment that I’m looking away, but as long as anyone is staring right at him he pretends that crawling is where it’s at.

Maybe he overheard me smugly saying what a “laid back mommy” I’ve been so far and decided to mess with my head.* You know, just to make sure everyone knows that he’s the boss.


Hey kid, these boots are made for WALKING. (Actually, I took this picture so I could send it to my brother and husband with the caption, “Pulling. It. Off.”)

So it seems that not only has my son trained me to hand over a bit of whatever food I’m eating when he yells “MORE,” but he’s also making me carry around his 25 pounds of butterball-ness because he thinks it’s funny.


He’s not only as stubborn as me, but he has my sense of humor too.

I’m screwed.

*Yes, I know he was a preemie and I’m supposed to count back two months when comparing him to other kids. And yes, I know that you’re not supposed to even compare kids anyways because they’re all different. But COME ON… you’d be worrying too, right?!


12 Responses to “The Walking Conundrum”

  1. Words for Worms June 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    I worry about EVERYTHING and I don’t even have a kid. I won’t tell you you’re crazy for worrying, because you’re a mom, you’re supposed to worry. Comes with the territory. However. I can’t imagine there being anything wrong with Jack, other than his being stubborn and keeping his break dancing skills all to himself. Try bribing him to walk with a marshmallow…

    • JoulesDellinger June 17, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

      Oh, we’ve bribed him with food. That little bugger is smart…

      • Words for Worms June 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

        But have you specifically used marshmallows?

      • JoulesDellinger June 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

        I don’t share!

  2. Jessy June 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    The red boots make me think of Ted in How I Met Your Mother 🙂

    • JoulesDellinger June 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

      YES!!! That was the reference: “Pulling. It. Off” =)

  3. Ashley June 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I would be worried. You’re a mom, that’s what we do! With that being said, you’re a GOOD mom to be worried! He sounds stubborn to me! And I bet he will skip walking altogether and go straight to running. All your worry will lapse into fear and exhaustion once he decides to take off!

  4. apleasanthouse June 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    So cute! Don’t worry- he’ll do things which test your sanity much more then this!

  5. Quirky Chrissy June 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    He’ll walk when he’s good and ready. But I would totally be worrying too.

  6. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family June 18, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    He’ll walk soon. My friend’s daughter is 18 months and just began walking about two weeks ago. 🙂

  7. James Hudyma June 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Both my kids were late walkers but they both walk. My daughter (a preemie too) was 17 months and my son was 19 months.


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