This morning as we were leaving the playground I attempted to put Ari back in the stroller and he said:

“I wanna walk myself!”
I was shocked, because he loves to sit on his throne…I mean sit in his stroller. But I was thrilled that he actually wanted to walk!
The only trouble was, that he was distracted by everything, so it took an extremely long time to get home.

The only way I was able to get him to keep going was to tell him that there were more leaves in the backyard at home.

For those of you with children, when did they start to walk functionally?