Thursday, July 24, 2008

Keeping Me on My Toes

Ben has an unhealthy obsession with the garage right now. Actually he has quite a few dangerous interests these days. As mentioned in previous posts, the toilet. Of course, he can't just splash in it, he wants to be in it. He puts things in it too. All the other boys have been told to make sure the bathroom door is closed, but oh yeah, wait, Ben can open doors.

Next major annoyance thing is he has this need to be on top of things. The table, the stepstool (if it gets left out), the couch, living room end tables, just whatever his little legs can climb him to the top of. Which is a lot of things really. Yesterday I caught him sitting on the back of the couch. My first thought was "WHO put him up there?" And then I got him down and watched for a minute and realized, he got up there himself. And was really quite happy about it. It was really cute all except for the possibility of his head cracking against the tile down there. So, I spent the rest of the afternoon pulling him off.

Alternating, of course, with getting him out of the garage. I think I need more of these little things.

I confess that in spite of the fear all of these adventures cause me, I love it (all except the toilet stuff... that is just gross). I don't "allow" it in the interest of keeping him safe. It is cute and terrifying all at once.


Anonymous said...

Your baby is getting big!! How cute!

Crisa said...

OMG Allie wasn't a climber so I was so unprepared for this, buuut how can you not smile at that face?

Angie Kimbro said...

OMG - How scary and adorable all at the same time!

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Dear Ben,

The fourth child is supposed to be VERY safety oriented. Mommy is very busy and you have to keep yourself out of dangerous situations (like the back of the couch and the toilet) so she doesn't lose her mind.

Your fan, Sue

Rebecca said...

Thank you Sue! Maybe he'll listen to someone he's seen once in his teeny little life ;) that is usually how these things work. And Ben's first fan letter! How fun!

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