Jack's PT was finally able to find a walker Jack's size. The shopping cart was working well but it wasn't as stable as it should have been. Jack wasn't too interested in it at first but yesterday he really took to it! We started to put him in it every time he took our hand to walk. It clicked yesterday that he can actually go where he wants and he doesn't have to try to convince mommy and daddy to follow him. We took the walker last night the The Boatyard Grill to celebrate our anniversary and Jack gave us the best present ever! He walked around on the deck of the restraunt in the walker! It wasn't busy but the people that were there seemend to enjoy how excited he was about it. We also learned a valuable lesson. We have to take away Monkey in order for him to hold on with both hands. He seemed to be ok with it. Later that evening we took the walker to Wegmans and let him go. He walked around the store for half an hour on his own! He even followed us as we shopped! It was so cute! We are so proud of him!
Today I took him outside and he walked in the walker on the driveway! I couldn't believe that he actually did it! We also took it to the library and the park today. He loves his new found independence. He acts like he's been using the walker for months. As soon as he figured it out he took right to it and went off on his own! Today at the park I was talking with friends while Jack was walking and he started going down the path paying no attention to how far he was getting from me! He just kept going and as I came up behind him he did a little jump step and tried to get away! It was really really cute!!
This is the best thing we could have done for him. We have seen an amazing change in his personality. I am so happy he feels so independent!