Climbing

Until recently, Lorelei was afraid to go down stairs. She had no problem with climbing up them but she was actually terrified of going down and would stay far, far away from them. And then something must have clicked in her mind and she has figured it all out. Now, she will take my hand in one of her tiny ones and use the other one to grip the railing along the stairs. She’ll slide her toe tentatively off the edge and then sit down. Scoot, scoot goes her little bottom until she can get her other foot down and then the process begins again.

Some afternoons, that’s all the amusement she needs, learning to climb up and down the stairs. Sometimes she tries to climb slides:

I’m not going to be the one to tell her that’s not how it works. Are you?

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About Kirsten

Wife, mother, writer and all around knerd. Maker of cookies, scarves and really big messes.

Posted on May 6, 2011, in Notes, Snapshots and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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