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There are pros and cons to working inside the home. Is that what we are calling it these days? This job where I am a personal assistant to four children.

Anyway, one of the perks is that you’re there.

When big stuff happens.

Like walking.

So you can imagine my delight when a few days ago, I was in the living room and I heard my babysitter and my daughter Dylan scream out, “Chase just walked!! He took a few steps!! He walked!!!”

I dash into the dining room, and he’s just sitting there. Looking at me like he did absolutely nothing. Like my sitter and Dylan are a couple of liars.

So much for being there when big stuff happens.

And the next day, he allegedly does it again. Except this time it’s a different sitter who sees him take a couple steps.

Grilled cheesus on a cracker this is pissing me off.

Finally, finally, I witness it for myself.

And now so do you.

So here’s Chase….

Okay, never mind.

26 Responses to and then a baby walked

  • Jenn says:

    I was lucky enough to have my bunny at work with me for the first six months after maternity leave, so I got to see the mile stones. My favourite (which isn’t huge really) was rocking on the hands and knees all wobbly-like.

  • Honest Mum says:

    Oh what a cool video. So sweet. All the laughter and happiness is infectious. Will you adopt me? I cook great Greek food and I’m a filmmaker so I can shoot your videos! lol

  • erinb says:

    a future “so you think you can dance” contestant! i love when my oldest is hysterical over something the baby does…its like ok-this is all really good!

  • red pen mama says:

    I love the girls’ laughter in the background. that totally sounds like my house when I’m trying to capture a special moment with Michael (the 6-month-old) on digital film. His sisters think he is HIlarious.

  • francine Kasen says:

    I WAS a stay at hom-er and my son learned to walk while we were on vaca. Oh, and GUESS WHERE he learned to walk??? At Katie Nanni’s (Rick’s choreographer) mom’s house….which was Camp Nanni for my kids. Come to think of it….they could have been teaching him Ballet!

  • Kerri says:

    Ahh…won’t be long. My oldest took her first real walking steps at 13 mos & it was in a hotel lobby! My second had hip dysplasia & at 18 mos stumbled while we were camping at my 10 year high-school re-union. Then my third first walked at 13 mos or so at the train station when we were seeing my brother off. The 1st & 3rd both walked as if they had been walking for months. They wait till they are good at something before they do it! The fourth walked in the forest when we were building our house! The twins were at home. C walked a month before S & it drove S nuts & C knew it! The last walked in the middle of the living room & he didn’t make a big deal out of it!

    I was extra privledged to witness my grandson’s first step in my living room. He walked to my daughter & then he walked to me!

    Don’t worry Kelsey they will both be walking & then running soon & then you will wish they were still crawling. It is amazing how much faster they are on two feet!


  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    And who are all those other babies? Are you running a Day Care now? I see cat/dog/babies….holy shit get out of that house and get a real job.

  • I was a mother’s helper for my cousin’s daughter the summer I was 16. I totally saw Allie walk for the first time. But I was pretty cool about it. I was like, “Jo Ann get in here – she looks like she’s going to try to walk!” So she walked (again) and Jo Ann has fond memories of her daughter’s first steps. You’re welcome, mothers everywhere.

    Epilogue: All three of my children took their first steps at daycare. Oh well.

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