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But he wont unless you have chocolate! I told you he was a lazy one, LOL.
He took one step to me to reach a chocolate bar, then dh got him to take a few steps after it but i made him just give it to him. I didnt think it was fair to frustrate the child. I think I worried dh with my story about my grandfather ( the one Ian is named for). My Mother was telling me he didnt walk for ages and they just trailed him around everywhere in a big bucket with a rope ( this was depression era USA). He was a fat baby too, and great grandma would keep asking him to walk and he would say " Noooo I'll fall". Well DH was saying ian is never going to want to walk either, but sure my grandfather did eventually, as they all do so I' not worried about it
LOL the bucket and the rope bit isnt as bad as it sounds. Ordinary people didnt have prams then, and I dont know how much use they'd have been on dirt roads, or out in a field. Of course he would have been carried more when little, but no one is sure now quite how old he was when he started to walk, well past 2 anyway, and they were thinking something was wrong with him. He did well enough anyway, and while he might have preferred to be lazy if it was an option, he certainly wasnt when hard work was needed. He loved his food like Ian does too, I remember stories of him licking all the onions so his siblings wouldnt get any, and when sent at 4 to fetch help for his mother who had accidentally sewn through her finger with an oldfashioned sewing machine and become trapped, he sat down to a plate of pancakes before remembering his errand after polishing them off.
I dont think Ian will really walk for awhile yet, unless we did tie a chocolate to a stick, to lead him about, but he will when he wants too. He does sort of walk pushing things, as he trails toy garages or anything else he can climb on about to make steps to climb up and grab anything we have tried to put out of reach. DH is in more of a hurry for him to walk, but I really dont care very much. it would be nicer if we are out because you could put him down without him crawling through dirty stuff, but sure his brother never fails to end up in any muck or dirt still. I think my children have an allergy to clean. But I do find it hillarious that he can actually walk, but wont unless he is getting something he wants - he definately knows what he wants already