Strutting About Daycare

So yeah, we have our daughter enrolled in a weekly music class. I’m in the habit of visiting her during her thirty minute music session. I scurry across the street, peek in her class window from outside, and see her teachers frantically motioning their arms. I look around concerned something is wrong. Nope, our daughter is making her way around the room on her own two feet. My eyes got a little wet and I ran inside to witness it first hand.

This morning the girl was not walking. Mom gave her an ultimatum that she must walk or else. Perhaps the message sunk in more than we thought. Inside the class I was overcome with pride, she was walking on her own. I pulled out my BlackBerry and snapped a video to record her big accomplishment. Our world is forever changed…


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Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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34 Responses to Strutting About Daycare

  1. brandy says:

    Whooo hooo! That’s so exciting!!!

  2. egan says:

    Brandy – my heart literally skipped a beat. I don’t know where the emotion comes from, but it was so amazing. After all this time, she’s walking. What a fantastic day it is.

  3. brandy says:

    Is it weird that I watched it twice? I don’t care if it is. My favorite is the very end, the way her arms are out for balance… so darn cute.

  4. Golden says:

    DUDE!!! I watched it 3 times!

  5. egan says:

    Brandy – it’s not weird in the least bit. I’ve watched it over 25 times already and the day is young. She just took off and seemed so comfortable doing it. As if she’s kept it hidden from us for a few months.
    Golden – watch all you want. It’s a treat to see a kid doing something for the first time.

  6. brookem says:

    yay! that’s so amusing! i just got teary eyed watching it.
    i like how her little sweater has just the top few buttons buttoned. very trendy look on her.

  7. egan says:

    Brookem – ha, you would notice that. I put the sweater on her this morning and thought I’d give her neck some breathing room. I had a premonition she’d need the extra space for walking. It’s so cool to see her getting around on her own two feet.

  8. meno says:

    Look at her go! *sniffle* Our little Anna, all grown up.

  9. egan says:

    Sprizee – that’s pretty much the same reaction I had.
    Meno – next her parents will be selling their kayaks because their new tower won’t support 2.5 kayaks. I’m just saying. Hand them over, now!!

  10. Christina says:

    It’s really a whole new world. They suddenly stop being infants and start being toddlers and it’s amazing how independent they seem, all of a sudden. Watching this made me get a little teary for you; I’m so glad you were able to see this (and get it on video so we could see it, too!).

  11. Pants says:

    YAY! I’m so happy you are close enough to her daycare to have these sorts of moments.

  12. egan says:

    Christina – I loved being able to witness it. I’m sure my wife is chomping at the bit to see her walk, but we’ll have plenty of time to embrace her newfound skill. I love how she sort of waddles as she moves. Maybe it’s the athlete’s foot she’s got.
    Pants – I got lucky. I almost didn’t go to her music class today. Thankfully I talked myself into going because I came to work an hour early.

  13. justrun says:

    Wow. From zero to sixty, that kid!
    That’s awesome– you guys had the best day of anyone I know. (“know”)

  14. sari says:

    She is such a good walker! She looks like a pro!
    I totally watched this with a huge smile on my face!!!

  15. Diane Mandy says:

    Awww! You were so lucky to have been there to catch the moment.

  16. Golden says:

    I had to watch it again. Anybody notice the *sigh* by Daddy at the very end?

  17. thistle says:

    when they get up and become bipeds they become little people…it is the best time. How wonderful you got to see it, video it and then share….adorable. Think i may have to give Perfect Sister this link, she’s still waiting for the vid of her granddaughter walking that she’s been promised for about a month. Oh, and just so you know, you’re sitting down time has just come to an end also…but it’s worth it. Wait til she discovers ‘stairs’…

  18. YAYAYAYAY!!!
    And you’re right about your world being changed! Get ready to start nailing things down! She’ll be into EVERYTHING now! And I know … 6 nieces/nephews makes me kind of an expert!

  19. I love when they walk and fall on their bums!! Cutest thing ever when they stick their bum in the air to get up!!

  20. Tim says:

    wow, she skipped walking and went straight to running!

  21. Maggie says:

    now go hide everything! and lock all doors. and put up gates and get yourself lots and lots of headache medicine. good luck.

  22. Bob says:

    Wow! That is pretty impressive for one day. We’re on the cusp of that here.

  23. That girl isn’t walking, she’s RUNNING! Better get her ready for some 5ks, dad!
    (I’m still all goose-bumpy from watching that…oh the memories!)

  24. Amanda says:

    WOW! She is doing so well with that walking! Its an amazing feeling as a parent to witness those first steps isn’t it?

  25. qt says:

    I love the fitful stops and starts. So sweet!

  26. Chris says:

    Not only is she walking but there may be a marathoner in her! It was a joy to her your emotion in that clip – what a great time for you and your family.

  27. churlita says:

    I’ll have to watch it at home, but I’m still so excited for you. What a big girl!

  28. big bro says:

    She walks and sings like Mariah Carey, but dresses more adult!

  29. tori says:

    How awesome!
    Also, your voice sounds exactly like my cousin’s voice on here and was sort of freaking me out.

  30. egan says:

    EVERYONE – thanks for the advice, fearmongering, and general love. It’s appreciated. I woke up this morning and immediately forced her to walk. I put her in the kitchen and off she went. I guess it wasn’t just a dream. She can walk!
    Tori – my voice sounds so different when I’m talking to Baby Singe. As a parent, you probably know exactly what I mean. I’m not proud of it either. It just happens.

  31. SM says:

    Go Anna!@!!

  32. Awwww…cutie pie. I like how she just walks to do her own thing.
    Your voice sounds EXACTLY like Ernie from Sesame Street. Or Kermit.

  33. Randa says:

    Hi Dude! Nice to see your wee daughter. So sweet! Hope all is well with you and your family.

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