Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One step forward + one step up = two gray hairs

Over the past few days, K has begun to take a few steps. We will stand her up and gingerly remove our hands, at which point she will quaver, sometimes lower and rise again, then step forward once or twice before dropping to crawl. This is all very exciting, albeit bittersweet. She is our baby, after all.

However, she has also discovered that she can climb. Chairs, step stools, couches, play structures, etc. Once up, she likes to stand and even take those steps, apparently assured that I will somehow manage to launch my aging, adult body to her rescue should anything unpleasant come her way (such as, say, concrete or wood. You know, floor.) This is not exciting at all. I tell her "NO" and whip her away, but this doesn't seem to be making a lick of difference.

We are in so much trouble.

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