Monday, August 2, 2010

The Sofa Scaler

We all remember Noah's fascination with throwing toys over the back of the sofa. It truly combines his love of throwing and loud noises. Just like throwing toys in the tub.

Well...one of Noah's therapists told me last week that our little man needed to be climbing furniture. What?!? Climbing?!? Isn't that every parent's worst nightmare? The stories of kiddos climbing dressers or out of cribs just scare me to death. And we are supposed to teach Noah how to do it?!? Are you crazy?!?

With her fancy shmancy degree to back her up, she told me it is quite normal for kids to climb and they need to learn how to do it correctly so they don't fall. We went home that afternoon and I showed Noah how to put his leg up on the sofa and climb up. He tried it once and...success! He did it with such ease you would have thought it was a normal thing to do {I know, fancy shmancy degree, blah, blah, blah}.

He hikes one leg up on the sofa and pulls himself up.
The poor toy never saw this coming.
Can you hear that crash? The most beautiful sound in the world.
Where did they all go?Ahhhh...victory is mine. I must take a break and catch my breath.
With this fun new skill comes a few bumps and bruises {getting down is much more precarious than getting up} and the inability to leave Mr. Stinkpot alone in the living room even for a split second. He can now scale the sofa and chair. I am wondering when the coffee table will be next?!?

5 comments:

  1. He is definitely all boy! Don't be surprised when you find him taking things apart just to see how they work (hopefully, they won't be plugged-in things. Yikes!).

    I personally didn't have any monkeys climbing everywhere - until now at the precious age of 12 ("Mom, can I climb on the plant shelf for hide-and-seek?").

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  2. Ah, yes, the sweet taste of victory. Good job buddy!

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  3. I can't believe how big you're getting Noah! And now you're climbing... what will be next? Taking things apart does run in the family :D Love you, Grandma Cindy

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  4. Great Job Noah!!! Now all you need is some cool mountain climbing boots. (This blog is a great example of Be careful what you wish for). Katy Mc

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  5. That's great! He's gonna have a great time climbing!

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