Last week ds became interested in walking on the trail after playing on the playground at the park, which we were very happy about. The first time, he walked for almost 5 minutes and was ready to be carried. A couple days ago, dh took him and reported that he walked (ran, actually, in his bouncy, jiggly, way) 1/4 mile, which we were pretty surprised by. So today I took him, and just thought I'd see how far he would go. He walked the whole 1 mile trail! No, I didn't force him and he turned me down both times I offered to carry him. He definetly slowed down toward the end but he never whined or anything, he just kept holding my hand and walking. I'm almost afraid to tell anyone IRL for fear that they would think I'm either lying, bragging, or really mean to my child. But I'm truly curious - is it normal for an 18 mo. old to be able to walk this far? Everyone I know takes their toddler to the playground just to play on the equipment or pushes them in the stroller while the mommies walk, so I really don't have any frame of reference for how far most toddlers this age can/want to walk. So, if you have or know of a little one who likes to walk that much, please let me know!