Monday, April 25, 2011

Finding Her Inner Monkey

Cadence has been experimenting with new ways of climbing onto furniture. For instance, her preferred method of getting on our bench at church is the chimney climb. She braces her back against our pew and walks her feet up the pew in front of us (sorry Bro. Alex and Sis. Maria!). When her feet get to the top, she flips them over her head and onto our pew. Ta-da!

At home she's been climbing two dining room chairs at a time instead of one, pausing on each rung to throw her hands up and yell "Up High!"

The couch has been posing problems for her. She really wants to figure out a way to go feet first, with her belly against the couch. This requires lying down on the floor in front of the couch and scootching backwards up it. Unfortunately she can't go all the way, so she winds up standing on her head giggling like a maniac.

On a somewhat related note, I was trying to get her out of "No" mode one day, so I was asking her things I thought she would enjoy to try to get her to say something other than no. It wasn't working. Finally I said, "Do you want to stand on your head and quack like a duck?" So she did.

All I can do these days is laugh.

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