It was only a few months ago that Ashlea first learnt to pull herself up to stand. She has since been practising her new trick, and is now confident enough to start using her new skill for evil rather than for good.
Is standing too close to the TV a developmental milestone??? Maybe not, but it is definitely 'normal' - well in our house anyway - and that is cause for celebration.
Unfortunately learning to get down again has taken a lot longer than learning to get up. Until recently Ashlea used the very effective:
Mummy, I need to get down
This would be repeated again and again and the volume and pitch would escalate as her grip on the TV cabinet loosened. Over the past weekend we think we have taught her how to get down by herself. Now that is a milestone for me to appreciate. There are only so many times an hour you can be called to help someone down from the TV ledge without going a little nuts!
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