Is it possible my one year old son, whose life we’re still inclined to measure in days and weeks and months is motivated by gifts? I only dare suggest that because two of his most significant mobility milestones came on the eve of the biggest gift receiving days of his young life. Indeed ’twas the night before Christmas when little Eli advanced from a baby who could rock and roll and occasionally move backwards, to a crawler. And indeed it was the day before his first birthday when little Eli progressed from having the courage to take a step, or even walk with guidance, to a walker of his own! At the very least, he’s made the dates of these milestones so very easy for his parents to remember. Hope I won’t have to wait until this Christmas for the next one!