Monday, May 28, 2012
My grandson is learning to walk. I am amazed at his determination and persistence. He is still unsteady on his feet and can only take a couple of steps at a time before he falls down. Sometimes he will pull himself back up and try again immediately and other times he will crawl to wherever and whatever grabbed his interest at the time.
He pulls himself up, turns away from whatever he was hanging on to, steadies himself for a few seconds and then takes one step forward. Sometimes he will fall immediately and other times he is able to take a few steps before he falls. But never once have I ever sensed that he has a sense of failure when he falls. That is so awesome and there is a lesson that I need to learn.
The best thing to see is the sense of accomplishment he has whenever he actually makes to his goal of the moment. Falling down is not a failure, but part of the learning process.