Thursday, 20 November 2008

I can do stairs now...

And unlike daddy, I don't fall down!

34 comments:

  1. Yes but clever daddy can fly!

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  2. Isn't this a great moment? And the face says it all: Look, I'm even impressing myself!

    I have photos of my son at the same age climbing the stairs for the first time. He's 14 now. The clich├ęs come pouring out: time flies, don't they grow up so quickly etc etc.

    And I have photos of my daughter going stair mountaineering for the first time. She's 11 next month.

    Crikey, tempus fugit, hang on, I've said that already . . .

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  3. Yes, DD, but in a different language!

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  4. Awh, Tim, were you drunkety drunk drunk ?

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  5. I wish I was - I'd have probably not broken any bones (and as for my bruised buttocks...)

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  6. We were paranoid with my eldest on the stairs (as you are with your 1st), stair gates galore. I'm sure it hindered his development.

    We'd moved house by the time our 2nd got to stair climbing and could not get a gate to fit the wider staircase. We had absolutely no problem, he was careful and confidant and I was much more relaxed about the whole stair-climbing thing!

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  7. Just don't fall down stairs while CARRYING your child....something I have done at least twice.

    Gorgeous picture.

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  8. What an absolutely lovely photo! The look of delight and achievement on his face is fantastic! Btw, you do realise that all hell will break loose now?

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  9. Ooooh so cute!! Now he can do that the world's his oyster!!

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  10. It sounds like you're gonna be carrying daddy up the stairs one of these evenings, young man!

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  11. Similar problem with the stairgates here, AM. (That, and the fact I can't find the wall fastenings!)

    It could have been much worse, NVG, as you say. When I was writhing in agony (come on, I'm a bloke!) that thought did cross my mind. Honest.

    It already has, NSM. He thinks climbing stairs is the greatest game ever, and gets upset when daddy calls time on it (usually through exhaustion - we're in a three-storey house, Suburbia, so it feels like mountain climbing!).

    I can take none of the credit, Caroline. It was one of granny's snaps last weekend.

    I hope so, Gadj, and soon!

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  12. Did he say, "See I told you I'm not a Dalek".

    Great pic - one of those 'proud' moments

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  13. I never had stair gates. They hardly ever fall down and if they do, they just bounce. It's old people (older than you or even me) who need stair gates.

    Great picture.

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  14. "They" - babies, that is. I always have problems with pronouns.

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  15. Ah, mastering stairs. Now you won't freak out every time you go to a friend's house that does not have a safety gate.

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  16. Aah, how cute is that picture! Now you're in for it.

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  17. And I can smile whilst I climb. It will be Strictly Come Dancing next!

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  18. Ahhh that is adorable. That's it, now your life has changed forever. :D

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  19. Oh, he's a happy baby.
    You ready for a game of chase?

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  20. Oh, watch the mini-Dotterel go! Fantastic picture. I bet your blogging days will soon be over or is the stair-gate about to appear?

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  21. Proud, but also slightly terrified NB! (If you know what I mean?)

    Having two sets of stairs, plus mini-sets to the left and right would mean an awful lot of stair-gates, Z. At present I'm just on permanent stair-watch.

    You're right, Susanna. And as Z says, they bounce!

    I know, BTM, I know. And it's all so tiring. (Honestly, I was up and down the stairs two dozen times at least yesterday. When Charlie had his nap I felt like having one, too!)

    Strictly Come Stair-Climbing maybe, CW! But he'd have to master the descent first.

    But it changed forever when he started crawling, Jo. And it'll change again once he starts walking. My life is changing almost daily at the moment (and it's great fun)!

    That's dangerous, Zip and Tizzy. Because if (when) I chase him he goes too fast for his feet, and then it turns into a game of 'catch the baby'!

    No stair-gates yet, FF. It's only a matter of time though.

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  22. Definately need a good breakfast, and it sounds as if you will have no trouble working off the extra calories.

    Thankyou for visiting me at A view from this end.

    I shall be back to read your stories again.

    How marvellous that you have the chance to see all these 'firsts'.

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  23. Gorgeous picture. So it's not just me that falls down stairs then? I do it regularly. I claim the 40 year old axminster is getting it's own back as I detest it so much.

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  24. I thought I had left a comment here yesterday but clearly I didn't publish it right. What I said was, what a clever little boy and such a gourgeous proud smile!

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  25. Oh no, don't get stair gates. Just insist he always goes down backwards. I have four children and had a house with a huge number of stairs and a hard tiled floor at the bottom and never had a stair gate. If you have one you can never relax if you go to a house without one cos you'll have to watch your children all the time. They soon learn how to handle stairs safely even if it is the tumbling down way.

    The other joy of having a lot of stairs which I am sure he will soon discover is stair-surfing. Mine all did that with a body board (or anything really) - great fun and excellent to watch. Oh and sliding down the handrail is excellent fun when you get to five or six.

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  26. Ha ha, blame the carpet WM. I like it!

    I've had the same problems recently, Denyse; I think it's Blogger.

    You've got a point RB - and I think we'll be following your advice.

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  27. That is one happy little face! He is sure proud of himself! :)

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  28. My children learned to climb the stairs. Now they just miss out all the steps as they Jump from half way up.
    We had a nun at school who I swear used to hover on the stairs. Literally. Scary.
    Well done to your little man. What a smile is that!

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  29. So cute! thanks for stopping by my blog... I like all three of yours!

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