Gi­ant leap for daddy’s

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

My main mo­ti­va­tion to get them mov­ing is so we can leave the house with­out the kind of bag­gage Mariah Carey re­quires for a mini break.

Last Sun­day, we de­cided to drive into town and show them the Christ­mas lights.

By the time we’d filled the car, loaded the ba­bies, driven there and found the lift out of the car park, it was dark. The friendly fam­ily shop­pers had been re­placed by an­noy­ing drunk Christ­mas rev­ellers shout­ing across the street.

It made me yearn for that magic day when I will shout, ‘we’re go­ing’ and they just put their coats on and walk out of the house (I imag­ine).

Un­for­tu­nately, this looks a long way off for Emma. She’s cer­tainly no weaker or less de­vel­oped than Thomas but he’s try­ing very hard to walk whereas she lacks am­bi­tion.

Lazi­ness is too strong a word for her as I think it’s more ma­nip­u­la­tive than sim­ply not be­ing both­ered.

Through a crack in the door, I watched her con­fi­dently stand up in her play pen, then, just as I burst into the room and shouted, ‘well done’, she sat down.

And who can blame her?

Why would you be in a hurry to walk when there’s a halfwit to carry you or push you ev­ery­where you want to go in a comfy buggy?

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