Baby Steps: Drunken Sailor

Oscar walking

Oscar, my little drunken sailor 🙂

Oscar is getting stronger everyday with his newfound passion: extreme toddling. He still uses the cart some, but mainly for the hilarious thrill of running it into the backs of mommy and daddy’s legs or making the dogs run for cover. More often, he’s walking.

Here’s what walking looks like right now. He strides somewhat bowlegged, swaying side to side like he’s got sea legs or has had one sippy cup too many. His arms are upraised for balance, but it looks like more of a celebratory ‘huzzah” type gesture. Indeed, his enthusiasm and joy at his progress is infectious. He catches himself mid-stumble, sways on his tiptoes, then returns to his peerless toddling form and continues, halting and swaying, ever onward.

He looks like a very small, very cute drunken sailor.

He also looks disconcertingly like Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here—around 2:15, that’s what Oscar’s walking looks like), especially when his arms are upraised. It kills me. Damon doesn’t get the joke, but he doesn’t share my passion for musicals. Meh.

I keep trying to get a good picture, but all I ever manage to capture is a blur of movement. My only excuse is that he’s a very fast-moving drunken sailor / Tevye.

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  1. Valerie

     /  May 1, 2013

    Hehe, maybe you could get him to shift his upper body back a little and he would look like Johnny Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow! 😉
    Btw, how are you feeling? xo

    • Ha!
      Got the sickness, but not too bad. Just low-grade nausea and fatigue. Oh, the fatigue… 🙂

      • Valerie

         /  May 1, 2013

        Well, I’ll definitely keep my fingers crossed that it stays mild for you! 🙂

  2. So funny! That’s exactly what we’ve been calling our 13 month boy!! He’s trying to run but plops down every few few feet. It’s very cute. I especially love the backward scoot into my lap he recently learned!


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