Walk Before You Crawl

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up." - Dean Karnazes Over the weekend, my 9-month old finally began crawling, much to our delight. After watching him rock back and forth on all fours for weeks, he finally mustered up the confidence to spring into motion when he saw a shiny new toy he just had to play with. As I watched him scuttle across the floor, I thought back to my oldest child who never crawled on all fours, deciding instead to scoot with one leg extended, before just standing up and walking. We’ve all heard people say “crawl before you walk” or “walk before you run,” which usually implies figuring out the basics of how to do something and bu