My daughter has turned into an amazing Houdini. She can get out of anything. Last night I put her up to bed (still here at mil’s) and as usual she cried and kicked up a good scream of protest. I put up the baby gate across the door like every night, wished her sweet dreams and left the room. Downstairs in the family room at the back of the house the rest of the family was watching tv and I picked up my book to read a bit.
About ten minutes later (if that) we heard little thumps and then bouncing little bare feet coming across the kitchen floor. Where low and behold Baby Houdini appeared grinning and climbed up on the couch.
Not only did she remove the gate (and place it in front of the dresser exactly as I do every morning) she came down the quite steep staircase (which she has only learned how to climb; had she fallen we would have easily been at the hospital for a broken arm or leg or worse).
Quite proud of herself is little Baby Houdini.
I’ve pretty much figured out it’s going to be impossible to keep her contained without duck tape and even then who knows?
Yep, it’s loads of fun living with a three year old Houdini. I wonder what she’s going to do next…
A new fun weekly event comes to us today from Kat at Three Bedroom Bungalow. It’s called Dear So and So and it seems right up my alley. So let’s get started.
Dear Whining Baby,
When I said no snack the first four times, I really said no. I meant no. And believe it or not that means NO. Don’t climb up on my lap, don’t pull on my arm, don’t pinch me and don’t whine. I said no snack. Get used to it.
Your loving and affectionate mother
I just watched you leap the fence and walk across the window. That was a really cool trick. However lounging on my car and playing games on the hood is not such a cool trick. I really wish you would stop doing that.
I love the Irish knot necklace you gave me at Houlihans last night. It was very sweet. But you are still a rat fink for buying me a gift (for NO reason) and I’m calling you out on it this time.
Your ever loving wife,
Stop by Kat’s and see who else is talking to Dear So and So today.