~Well like all good things, that fear of our stairs died the minute I was headed to the store without him....he instantly overcame his fear and it's been horrible ever since. We tried chairs again...why? Because we move so much that a gate is just one more thing to move. Well the chairs didn't work...of course. And he's also learned how to open doors (Kaylie didn't learn until she was almost 3)...one day he let himself outside twice...which is scary considering he loves cars...both stationary and moving ones. And even though I'm only in my 2nd trimester... I'm twice as exhausted, and twice as out of breath going up and down the stairs alone, so going down and then carrying Aaron up two flights of stairs gets old real fast. So we invested in a gate (a cheap one of course....as Wal-mart doesn't really offer quality.)
Day One with the Gate....
Kaylie tried to take it off to help herself down the stairs....Aaron being her shadow, was right there to help.... and within 30 seconds....Aaron rode the gate down the stairs...he thought it was a blast (yeah...a not so safe blast).
Day Two with the Gate....
Aaron loves to go downstairs because that is where daddy works, and daddy has all kinds of goodies down there that are off-limits. So during a very short bathroom break, my genius of a 21 month old... did this (pictured above) to the cheap gate.We just can't win....turns out he threw one of his toys over the gate so he had an excuse.... my kids think they are so smart.
~At least he came back up by himself... he would have been in a lot more trouble if I had to go down and get him.
~Also yesterday afternoon, I went in to get him out of his crib from his nap and just as I got into the doorway I watched him tumble head first to the floor from his crib... I tried to run and catch him... but was too slow. It about made my heart stop...but of course he shook it off after a good cry.
~Needless to say, I'm starting to get a little worried about keeping him in check with this pregnancy and then even worse with twins. Oh how fun!