That boy sure is a walkin’ fool!

Eragon’s doctor had informed us that it might take several weeks before he would start walking again, but that one day something will click and he will just start walking all the time. Well, we’ve hit that point and, boy, is he walking. It started a couple of days ago, as Christy mentioned in her earlier post, but today he took it to a whole new level. While the older kids were tubing today, I took Eragon over to the patio seating of the nearby cafe. He then proceeded to spend the next 30 minutes or so rearranging the chairs. He pushed them all over the place. Then he started getting cold and wanted a drink, so I told him we’d go get some hot chocolate. The Starbucks was only about 100 ft. away, but he walked all the way there. When Christy and the other kids showed up later on, he was raring to go outside walking again. So I bundled him up and we went walking outside while the rest of the kids finished their hot chocolates.

Christy and the older kids all decided to go ice skating again. As they were skating around the rink, he decided he wanted to see the Lego car again that was on display. So we walked down to the end of the courtyard to see it. On the way back, he asked “Can I walk backwards?” I had to have him repeat the question to make sure I actually understood, and as soon as I said yes he turned around and started walking backwards!!! He enjoyed walking backwards so much that he did it several more times.

He reminds me of the scene from Forrest Gump where the old men on the corner say of Forrest, “That boy sure is a runnin’ fool!” Well, we have our own walkin’ fool, and it is a good sight to behold.

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