Saturday, July 11, 2009

Will walk for chocolate!!!!

So, lately Chris and I have been a little concerned that Colin is not yet walking. He is 15 months old, and Gehrig was walking by his first birthday. He is very good at walking if you let him hold onto your fingers, but the moment you let go, he gets upset and plops down on his butt! So, I was wondering what I could do to motivate him to start walking on his own, and was thinking about what would motivate ME to try something new, and then it hit me!

CHOCOLATE!!!! OF COURSE!!!!!
We gave him a little taste so that he would know that it was well worth taking steps for. Then we held up a piece, set him on his feet and let him go!Not surprisingly, he walked!
Each time, and yes, we did it over and over again, he took at least 3-5 steps to get his "prize!"

And we were even able to get it on video!
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3 comments:

Katie said...

that is too cute! tate didn't walk til he was 15 months. my mom says i was 18 months when i walked. so, he'll get it eventually. however~ hersheys chocolate should work on any 1 yr. old, very creative!

Billie Jo said...

WTG Colin. I am a true believeer that all kids do it in their own time...glad you know he can do it...for the right prize...ha

Michelle said...

Awwwww, that is so cute...thanks for sharing it! I'm a new reader to your blog - just wanted to say 'hi' :)

Have a lovely day!
~Michelle
(Treasure the Moment)