Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Ummm..We have an emergency"

Says Trinity calmly as she walks into the bedroom. So Chris jumps up to see this "emergency" (since her voice didn't make it sound very alarming I'm not sure what te thought he would find) but Lo and Behold Elissa was STANDING in her highchair which she had pushed up to the window in the kitchen and climbed into herself. She apparently didn't think it was an emergency because she was happily chatting away and pointing to the birds flying outside! YIKES!
This kids climbs on everything!! It is rather frightening. So far we have found her on the table, in the high chair, even on top of our computer desk!!! Anyone have any tips on how to stop a climber (other than strapping her down?!?!) I'm considering installing a rock climbing wall in our living room to channel this energy..LOL

One place where I know she is safe is in her car seat at least. She is finally over 20lbs and that means that she could legally be turned forward facing (The law is One year AND 20 lbs) However, she will happily stay rear-facing as long as possible (which for the car seat she is in is 35lbs and until her head is one inch from the top of the seat) Rear-facing is much safer and it is one simple thing I can do to keep her safe!


Julie March 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

Haha! This reminds me of Kirk when he was little. One day I heard him call from the pantry, "This is not dangerous!" He had climbed up the wire shelving to the top, and it certainly WAS dangerous. He just thought he looked like a monkey. Kudos to Trinity for alerting you to the emergency!

My suggestion is to always listen to and believe your kids and to thank them for telling you when emergencies arise. And just keep those eyes open. But if your kids are like mine, their guardian angels are working OT.

Love you!

Misty March 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Wow, that is scary Julie!! Definitely when they tell you what they are doing is not dangerous out of the blue you can be assured that it is!!

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