Saturday, June 11, 2011

Parenting a stunt woman

Well I think it is safe to say that we have reached THAT stage.... the one where you fear for your child's life because he or she bounces off the floor about 100 times per minute. For the non-math majors out there, that is more than once per second.

She must have guardian angels at all edges because just walking across the room will randomly result into a header into the fireplace or the wall. The head makes a VERY loud sound when it smacks into stone- but maybe not as loud as my thudding heart as soon as I hear the collision. I feel like I am constantly checking her for signs of concussion. I fear that someone will acuse me of abuse. I know this will pass because we've been here before, but I forgot how CRAZY they are. She is 14 months old.

She is bruised and scratched and still trying to be Evil Knievel. Besides the forementioned walking, she also likes to climb. You name it, she's climbed it- the current favorite is to push (literally she will push it all the way across the room if need be) a chair or toy and then climb onto the toybox where she also has access to the couch. All fun and games until she throws herself off like a skydiver. She also likes to STAND on her rocking horse- maybe she has a future in the circus------
(pause- I just had to pick up her crying self because she bounced off the tv shelf)
I wish I could wrap her in bubble wrap!

But I can't catch her ;)


RaRa said...

Love the last line.

mmbear said...

She is a cutie! There is something about black & white photos that seem to make a person more real than color does. Or it could be I just am getting old! I came over thru a blog hop and am now a new follower of your blog thru GFC. I would really appreciate a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks and have a wonderful day!