Again I got the chance to learn a lesson from my boy who is almost 1 now. Yesterday, during a coffee break while traveling I decided to take my son for a little walk. Soon we would turn back to the car and we still had a two hour drive in front of us. It was time to exercise.
Approx two months ago Samuel started to pay interest in standing straight. Being able to stand straight and to see the world from a new perspective created an interest in the little boy: walking. Since then, walking is one of his key interests. He is very happy when someone offers him hands to walk. When we not feel like giving him hands we sometimes offer him his ‘first rollator’, a baby push-toy. I love watching him using the baby push- toy. When he his using it, his face shows me a big smile, him being so proud that he is able to walk.
Samuel has been practicing walking for more then 2 months now. When doing the exercise walk yesterday, I notices that he was walking very stable. Although the fact that he was walking very stable, he still wanted both of my hands to hold on. Since I was convinced that he does not need both of my hands anymore, I changed one of my hands for a piece of scarf that was around my neck. The scarf only gave him very little support that could be neglected and as I already thought he was still able to walk properly.
Samuel knew that he is able to walk with help of two hands. He did not experience yet that he is now also able to walk with only one hand. So he wanted to be sure and asked for two hands. This observation made me realize that it happens to me that I do not do certain things because I play the safe game. In the end I am more capable then I think. A reason to think less and to do more. Even doing things that I did not experience yet that I can do it!
Think of something you always thought you was not able to do it and then just DO IT.