We can’t turn out backs for even a second anymore! I swear this child is faster than a cheetah when she wants to be!
She’s sneaky, and will find the one cord that is in the room. Even if it’s hidden behind something.
She’ll crawl under the desk to pull things out of the trashcan.
Pull herself up on things that aren’t stable (like her clothes hamper) and let go of everything she’s holding on to when she sees the cats.
She unties her own shoe laces so she can chew on them.
And pulls all of her clothes out of her hamper.
This stage came way quicker than I thought it would.
And along with it comes the “No” stage. It breaks my heart to say “No” and watch her bottom lip curl out, her eyebrows redden, and the pre-cry whimper escape her mouth.
This stage reminds me that there was most likely a time when I was fearless. When grabbing that toy was the most important thing ever, and there wasn’t anything painful about standing on my tiptoes for half an hour.
One day she’s going to be less adventurous and more timid. It’s not a bad thing. It’s just what happens.
But I hope she never stops being curious, or reaching for things that are just a little bit out of her comfort zone.
I hope she never loses her spirit.