January 26, 2004

Upstairs, Downstairs

Alex today learned to climb stairs. Why I was stupid enough to put him on the second to last stair with a toy he wanted on the top just to see what he would do? After he made that climb, he decided he wanted to go down. I stood ready to catch him, but I let him try -- and he did it! He got down all of the stairs between the living room and the bedroom wing of our split level (4 or 5 steps in all). He then made his way back up again. It was just amazing to watch his thought process as he figured out to swing his legs behind him to climb down.

Don't get me wrong -- I don't think this is now going to be a daily feat. But boy, when this child sets his mind to something, there's no stopping him!

Posted by Dineen at January 26, 2004 05:16 PM

As I recall, you did get a gate for those stairs! think it is time to put it up? I can't believe that he is able to get down again! It took both you and your brother a few falls before you got that part! Nani

Posted by: Nani on January 26, 2004 05:49 PM
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