< Upheaval: Not quite Everest, but high enough

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Not quite Everest, but high enough

Dillon is a climber. He climbs on furniture, the fireplace, stepstools, his toybox - anything.

He is usually really smart about getting down, too. He lays on his belly, and scoots off backwards, feet first, so he doesn't get hurt. In fact, he is quite fanatical about his dismount. If he is on a large object (like our king-sized bed) he lays on his tummy right in the middle and scoots backward, grunting and fighting the covers, and checking behind him to see how close he is, till he gets to the edge.

Here is a picture of him scooting off my parent's back patio. This is not a forward crawl - it is a backward scoot! Note that the drop is about two inches, and he began his dismount about seven feet from the edge:

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So, this morning, when he climbed onto the scale in the bathroom as I was showering, I didn't think much of it. But he stayed. And stayed. And whined. And stayed. And finally started crying.
There was no way he could lay down to scoot off, and he was too afraid to step off. So he cried. (Don't worry, baby. That scale makes me cry, too.)
I think we have found the perfect place to put him for "time out!"


Blogger Sharkey said...

Oh, poor Dillon. That is hilarious!

So did you drip all over the house when you ran to get the camera to capture this moment? :)

8:36 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

daniel took the picture. i was actually still showering, and knowing my husband, i checked the picture pretty carefully before i posted it. :)

9:06 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Awwwwwwwww! That is such a great story to tell him when he's in high school. It'll make the girls swoon. ;)

I've noticed increasingly that boys tend to be more scaredy-cats of heights than girls early on. It was that way at Little Gym when Bella was 1 and is still that way at the playground with the 3 yr olds. Then the 4 yr old boys turn into monkeys. Weird.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Karly said...

Oh, that is so cute! Poor little baby!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That picture of him on the scale is priceless! If you had caught it on video you could have been a $10,000 AFV winner!

6:01 PM  
Blogger mcewen said...

I wouldn't bank on it! Mine love the LED which results in a flat battery.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Thats funny, my kids think the scales are some sort of trampoline,kids are so funny!!

3:42 PM  

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