who's gonna drive you home?
A couple of weeks back, when Jesse turned 6 months, Mae and I decided the boy was old enough to get his first set of wheels. And so we went hunting for a walker.
Jesse had begun crawling lately. And just as Buaya69 said, he very quickly progressed to standing up now holding himself up with anything and everything. We figured he would find a walker most entertaining, given his newfound passion for exploration and adventure! Besides, a walker could also get him out of our hair for awhile, we thought. Heh!
Since Jesse has demonstrated himself to be a bit of a picky little kid of late, we decided that it was best that we brought him along walker-shopping. And so, on a fine Saturday afternoon, we took Jesse out to test-drive his new ride. And right there at Jusco's kiddies' department, Jesse went from walker to walker.
"Pick the cheap one, son," I whispered in his ear, making sure it sounded like some mystical subliminal message. "Cheap is good!". Walkers were ranging from RM 59.00 to RM 169.90 and to be honest, I'm sure they're all the same to kids. But Jesse had other ideas. He had set his sights on the little brown walker - the one with the Winnie the Pooh knock-off. And no matter which walker we put him in, he kept turning towards Fake Winnie Walker. And even when we picked him up off the walker, he stretch his arms towards it desperately trying to reach for it.
"Your son's got expensive taste," Mae said. But I knew he didn't get his expensive taste from this parent. *ahem* I'm glad we didn't take him to some really expensive place. Anyway, we brought the damn walker home and it entertained him for all of 15 minutes!!! 15 minutes!!! RM 169.90. *sigh*
Fortunately, today he seemed to have finally gotten the hang of having a walker. He was laughing away, amused by the fact that he could now go places, speed down Mommy's hallway and pick up chicks. Finally, a ticket to ride.