Yesterday we had the great privilege of watching Alison discover she can climb on top of our coffee table, and then stand up on it.
While I’m super impressed and think it’s awesome, knowing my daughter can do this whenever she wants and doesn’t know how to get down causes me great anxiety. I don’t want her to fall, I don’t want her to get hurt, and I don’t want her to do it while I’m not in the room!
While we were filming video of her doing her new trick, eventually I had to leave the room and take a second to breath and relax! How do you teach your children how to get down from chairs, table, or stairs? Our girls are great at going up the stairs, but still don’t know how to come down without gravity actively assisting… If anyone has some good suggestions, I’d love to hear them, cause I can’t handle too much of this stress.
Another fun fact of our girls being older is that they are now pretty much only fed finger foods! Which is wonderful in so many ways: I don’t have to sit there and spoon feed them everything, which means I have time to type this blog, clean dishes, clean something, or even take a very quick shower (though I’m paranoid someone will choke while I’m showering…).
However, it means I need to sweep every day, preferably three times a day as Cheerios, fruit pieces, raisins, and bread pieces fall on to the floor or are thrown onto the floor. It also means I should mop like every other day at the least, but when using a Swiffer, I’m hesitant to use that many sheets (they aren’t free!).
Today I’m trying to use their booster seats as just that, booster seats and they are pushed up to the table. We’ll see if helps with the mess. Any ideas for cleaner meal times? Oh, and they totally drop food into their seats and get mashed banana on their pants, and thereby all over my house. That’s also very fun.
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