Mariah loves to talk. Its no secret! I've told her before that she shouldn't stick her tongue out while walking because she can fall and bite it. What's she worried about then? "Den I can't talk anymore? Den I can't say anyting!" Pain? Blood? No, it worries her to death that she couldn't express her opinions to the world.
She has to concentrate harder than most kids to walk. If she doesn't concentrate and pay attention to what she's doing then she will run into things or trip. Still, if she wants to say something and she's in the middle of walking; well she will either start talking and fall over or she'll stop walking so she can talk.
I've made rules for the stairs. No talking on the stairs until you are all the way up or all the way down. Why? Because she has fallen from not paying attention and at preschool she would just stop in the middle of two flights to chat with someone. Nevermind that 10 people wait behind her...
So, I've decided that since I probably won't be able to convince her not to talk while she walks; I should teach her to do both at the same time. Its more of a coordination issue and practice should greatly help this.
She's all for it of course. We take a walk down our little road in front of our house and she gets to talk and talk while I say over and over "Talk AND walk."
Check out the new paint job on her walker as well! I got a can of Metal X spray paint at Wal-Mart and gave it a make-over last weekend.
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson