Well, my girl can walk now. I know I have already said that. If you have been in my living room you know that the living room goes from ground level, to the kitchen which is rasied like the rest of my house. In other words, there is 3 steps from the living room to the kitchen. There is also a banister which makes it almost impossible to child proof because there is no where to put up a child gate since on one side of the stairs is a wall and then other side is a banister. My solution for this was putting the pack and play across the living room and then blocking it off again with a big standing toy. It has worked....It has been rough, but it has worked. The last couple of weeks with the walking it has turned from "working" to "hazardous". She TRIES SO HARD to climb over it and everything and she kept getting stuck. Either that or she sneaks past and I am not payign attention and then she gets into something or hurts herself by falling down the stairs. Good thing it is only THREE! Last night in her attempt to get passed the toy in her way she found the lamp...and the plug. Then she unplugged it and tried to plug it back in all before I could run to her and grabbed it away. SO after the kids went to bed I started re-arranging the furniture. My "child proofing" is no longer. Now she has full range. I KNEW this would mean LOTS OF WORK for me for the next week or so. I KNEW it was goign to be a rough day today. I KNEW she would climb the stairs over and over and over and possibly fall down them a couple of times. Knowing all this still didn't prepare me for just how CRAZY she got. She climbed on EVERYTHING!
First, she tried to reach the TV, which is a daily occurrence. THEN
She stole my chair OVER and OVER again! She has never done that. Which also meant that she was getting the remote cause I always put it up on the arm. Then she went in the hall way for a while and tried to climb inside of the toy holder. I took pictures of her from two different angels so you could see exactly what this involved.
Sheesh! And she was drinking her bottle while getting into everything. And finally, I went to throw the trash out and came back to her sitting ON TOP of Tyler's Elmo table!
I think she is trying to give me a heart attack. Either that or she just REALLY wants to make me cry. THEN after all of this ( and I am only telling you about half of it...I didn't include her getting into the trash every two seconds and her trying to start the dish washer in between that ) Tyler was being good thank goodness or I think I would have cried at some point today. He had gas though and I kept asking him ALL day if he had to go to the bathroom and he kept saying NO. Well, at 7:40 which is when we get ready for bed, I came in the living room and he was standing up which is different for him and I smelled something.
"Tyler, did you poop in your pants? Why are you standing up?"
"I'm just standing and watching Blue's Clues" and I believed him and went in the other room for a minute. I came back and felt his bum and HE HAD POOPED! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH They are gonna drive me to drink I swear! haha But look how cute he was sitting on the floor playing with his blocks an hour before
Good thing they are so darn cute