Saturday, October 4, 2008

Feats of Climbing

Today we visited the park in the nearest town. (I tried to mail some packages, but the post office -- we do have one! -- is only open from 8 to 9:30 am. Needless to say, we didn't make it in time.) The kids enjoyed the park, though. We've been before, but today was the first time any other kids showed up.

First Daughter climbed up the tires a number of times. I read through the blog from when First Son was two to see if this sort of feat is normal (you know, normal for our family at least), but I couldn't find any references to climbing. Perhaps it's only because he turned two in December so there weren't any trips to the park to show off his climbing skills, but it might also be because First Daughter is watching him and learning at a much younger age to push her limits.

I'm a little nervous...not so much that she'll fall. I think I'm nervous she'll start climbing everything at home and find all the chocolate cleaning products I've put out of reach.


  1. Oh, yes, Clover is just like that too. She can get everywhere higher, faster, and at an earlier age than Simon did. I don't even bat an eye anymore when she climbs up to the highest slide at our playground and goes down all by herself.

  2. I know what you mean. At a playground at our zoo (specifically stating for ages 5 to 12), I let her have the run of it. At first I followed her around a little, but she was fine, so I just sat and nursed Second Daughter.


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