She's been walking for a good two months now and has gotten pretty good at it. I decided she should start to learn how to climb the stairs in the case she decides to NOT listen to her parents one day. I want her to be able to do so safely. I was surprised at how well she did right away. I'm not sure if it was the excitement of being allowed to climb up, or her determination to prove that she could do it.
This particular trip she made it all the way up...animal crackers and all.
|"I'm not waiting around then."|
|"You're really going to let me?"|
|"Hooray! I did it!"|
Another trip up the stairs. I sure did get my workout in today. I'm going to have buns of steel from all the stairs I'm climbing. Allie let me get her on video on one of her dozen or so trips up.
Allie must have climbed the steps a couple dozen times today. She was fast! But now, we have a couple problems. First, she thinks she can go back down also. She has no fear. She walks right up and just steps down...like she's going to magically float all the way down to the bottom.
The other problem is now all she wants to do is climb up the stairs. Which means that I have to follow her around...a lot! And I have to grab her before she decides to try and go back down. I showed her how to turn around and go backwards down the steps. It didn't really sink in yet though. Now the bottom of our staircase looks like this. At least it's only temporary...until the novelty wears off.