Learning Curves

One of the great joys of parenthood is all the teaching that you do – babies learn way faster than anyone else (remember when Louisette didn’t even know her arms were attached? And how she can now flip pages and examine small objects and terrorise the cats? That’s all happened this year, as well as so much more). But sometimes you have moments where you think, “Do I really want her to know this?” As she gets more and more mobile (and fast), that question comes up more and more. Sadly, the answer always has to be yes, because she’s going to find out one day….

how to climb stairs

how to open doors

how to open drawers

how to climb down stairs

how to operate zippers

how to push buttons

how to interact with cats

how to sit on chairs all by herself

how to wipe down a table (with something other than her own drool and spew-cloth)

how to climb trees

how to use a boltcutter

. . . . . .

oh dear. . .

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