There is a good chance he was!My cat is aged. He will be 24 years old in January. He can be slow while walking and walking down the stairs. This is where he gave me this idea.
I followed him going down the bedroom stairs, one step at a time. It took us about 15 minutes to get to the bottom. I was both annoyed, and more respective of this cat once we hit the bottom landing. I thought we would never get there and I couldn't get around him.
So, on the long one-step at a time, I thought, why not do this for my son? I waited until, he came home, went upstairs and, started to come back downstairs and, then, I got in front of him, doing, Bob's one-step. Bob is the aged cat.
My son was polite enough at first not to say anything, lol, then, I heard, " one step at a time?" I waited until, I got one step away from the bottom, and said, " I am practicing getting old" and, looked at his face, lol, then, I added, " I want to be really really good at it."
It was really really funny. Do this to your kid, mine was really laughing.
I wonder if he was thinking, I can be really really annoying.