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What does "Baby steps" in the context mean?
- Oh, is he talking to us again?
- Kinda. Baby steps.
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Hi Madhulk,

I wouldn't call that a heckovalota context.

Someone is talking to us, probably a wierd creature, since they don't seem really sure whether or not it's talking to us.

"Baby steps" in this context usually means someone's first / early tries at something new and difficult. They're characterized by being tentative, or unsure.

Best wishes, - A.
Also: small progress
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I'd agree with Marius here ...there have been a few small steps/ a small amount of progress. Things are not back to normal yet.
Hi Nona,

So you read it as, "little (baby) steps" rather than "the steps of a baby"? sort of like baby peas? As Godzilla could take baby steps if he chose to?

Regards, - A.
Hi Avangi
I thought your definition sounded similar -- just a bit more literal.
someone's first / early tries at something new and difficult. They're characterized by being tentative, or unsure.
small progress
Maybe the situation was that, as a result of some real or imagined offense, "he" had stopped talking to his family completely. Now, perhaps "he" finds that he wants to talk and be on friendly terms with them again. However, because he'd snubbed them for so long, he now finds that difficult and feels unsure how to go about it. "He" makes a couple of initial, awkward attempts to communicate, and this is reported as being "baby steps" because "he" hasn't yet made much progress in re-establishing the relationship as it once was.
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You're right, Amy. I missed the significance of "talking to us again." I believe I was thinking more in terms of "baby's first steps."