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Perhaps inspired by [livejournal.com profile] hfnuala's tales of her daughter's crawling exploits, Arlo has suddenly started crawling forwards. FAST. So far today I have had to rescue him from the fireplace (repeatedly) and from trying to eat the bin. Nothing is safe. Eep.

I am just not going to tell him about her pulling up on things, I think...

Date: 2010-08-16 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com

Is that pretty much going to be your default state for the next 18 years?

Date: 2010-08-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Yup, I suspect so.

Date: 2010-08-16 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamago23.livejournal.com
Much like how not telling teenagers about having sex doesn't stop them from having sex, not telling Arlo about pulling himself up will not prevent him from gaining access to the knife rack and all sorts of other pretties that are up on the counters.

What you need to do is go the Mommy Dearest route and shackle some small balls-and-chains to his wrists. I guarantee you that he won't manage to pull himself up with 20-lb weights on his wrists.

Date: 2010-08-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Madam, you are an evil genius.

Date: 2010-08-16 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamago23.livejournal.com
Having two children, I have been forced to learn all the tricks of the Parenting Dark Side. Whenever you need an evil resource, I'm here.

Date: 2010-08-16 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glitterboy1.livejournal.com
Somehow, I suspect he will invent pulling up on things all by himself. Babies have an innate Chaos Acquisition Device, which enables them to observe their environment, understand how it works, and then recombine its elements to create new chaos never before seen or imagined...

I'm sure there'll be more horrification along soon. :-)

Date: 2010-08-16 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kristamm.livejournal.com
Yes, I'm pretty sure no one ever TOLD my husband about pulling out drawers to use as steps when he was small, but my MIL assures me he did so.

She once told us that she hoped we had a child just like my husband. My first thought was LADY, WHAT DID I EVER DO TO YOU?????

Date: 2010-08-17 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekette8.livejournal.com
Aw! How old is he now? In my head he's still quite little indeed and surely not old enough to be crawling!

Date: 2010-08-17 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Nearly seven months!

Date: 2010-08-17 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekette8.livejournal.com
Aha, OK, M was an immobile lump until 14 months; so A still *is* awfully little to be crawling from my experience ;-)

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