Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kamakaze kiddo

It's felt like the last week or so has been spent trying to teach Malaia how to "Sit Down". She has begun to climb. I think her favourite thing to do right now is to stand on her chair that she got for her birthday. It's just that it's slightly too high off the ground and she's already fallen once or twice. I realize that she needs to learn on her own, but at what expense? A goose egg or cut gums.
It's also the speed at which she climbs, and the sense of reckless abandon. In a blink of an eye. I watched her climb onto her chair, up on the back of the chair and then onto our end table. Luckily I was really close by, because it went from a potential 16 inch fall into a a 32 inch fall in a matter of seconds.
She also received a little four wheel riding toy that you push around with your legs while you sit on it, and it has buttons that play songs when pushed. She absolutely loves it. But again in a blink of an eye she pushed it to the center of the room and stood up on the seat hands free. It's scary as a parent to think if I hadn't been right there how quickly she could have fallen. Not only was it at a height where she could get hurt, but it was also on wheels so the fall could have been worse if she managaed to roll it at all while she was standing on it.
I wish I could have come up with a funny post about something she did that made me laugh. But like I said it literally feels like I get up, I go to work, I come home, and I spend two hours trying to convince my daughter not to stand on furniture. Hopefully she'll understand soon.

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