With the warmer weather we were having, I’m constantly being reminded what a little Dare Devil I have for a child! She is taking years off my life daily! How do parents live past 40?
She climbs everything! It terrifies me. We don’t have stairs in our apartment, so she has had limited practice climbing things. She has no fear… so limited practice and no fear, scares Mommy!
We were at the park, as we have been on most sunny days recently. Instead of placidly playing on the toddler slide, or even the middle sized slide, she headed for the big kids slide that is taller than me and has a five foot, near verticle drop! Since I had been on the other side of the jungle gym, I had to run through the obstacles, yelling at her to stop, only to get there just in time to catch her flying down head first!
At Jude’s 2nd birthday party, I was getting tired of my stomach jumping every time she walked up and down the patio stairs so I put a box in front of them to keep her on the deck. Before I knew it she had climbed over the box and was dangling over the edge to drop down on to the tiny lip left on the other side. If I hadn’t gotten too her in time and she had dropped, she would have tumble backwards down the wood stairs on to the concrete! She has NO FEAR! Is this normal?