One small step for the babies will be one
DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR A FIRST-TIME DAD OF TWINS
DESPITE a lot of support, persuasion and pleading, the twins are still not walking.
If I were to be more encouraging, I’d say they’re nearly mobile because they can hang onto things and shuffle.
I did see Thomas standing the other day – he saw me, got excited, jumped and fell over.
The problem is, ‘nearly’ walking is not actually walking in the same way ‘nearly’ swimming is drowning.
They’ve got a decent excuse as they were born five weeks prematurely but even talking that into account, they’ve
passed the magic milestone of one year and that’s exactly when all the people pretending to be experts on the internet tell me they should walk.
There were also two of them hanging around in the womb, which means they were born a little smaller. Thomas was a tiny 3lb 7oz so maybe that affects the speed with which they gain mobility.
Friends and relatives are united in saying, ‘treasure the days when they’re not walking, it’s a nightmare, they get everywhere, nothing is sacred, we nailed cupboard doors shut’.
That’s true, but occasionally I’ll ask, ‘when did your offspring start walking?’
“Nine months, little Balthazar was incredibly advanced for his age and by the time he was the same age as your two, he could dance the foxtrot”, they reply.
Baby steps: learning to walk