Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday: Good Standing

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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9 comments:

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I love that photo! I love the story that goes along with it.

Anna said...

I absolutely love this photo! And definitely is it a milestone to a) Stand up with your sisters and watch tv b) Learn to ask for help and c)learn to get down by yourself.
Fantastic!!!!

Sarah said...

Yeah I reckon that's classed as a milestone for sure!

Love that photo too!

Territory Mom said...

I'm celebrating too!!!

spectrummymummy said...

Definitely a couple of milestones in there. Using your powers for evil is always more fun! Happy Holidays!

The Henrys said...

That picture is great and I agree that learning to stand too close to the tv is a milestone! Good job!

Just Writing said...

All of those are milestones but I think it's the using it for evil that's most amazing. Not that I want her to do that but it requires imagination right?

Gone Bananas said...

Very cute! Even if she has a little mischievious side! xx

Marie said...

It IS a developmental milestone!!! What kid doesn't do it? And btw, our vision rehab doc told us that there is no "too close to the tv" and we should let Jack get as close as he wants. I don't know if it just applies to kids with visual impairment or all kids.