Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Monkey Baby

When I dropped Anthony off at day care this morning, his teacher asked me if Anthony likes to climb things at home. I told her that he does climb on the coffee table (and stands up saying "No no!" because he knows he's not supposed to be up there) and sometimes on the air purifier in his room. He also enjoys climbing onto the dining table chairs and sitting at the table like a "big boy".

It seems that Anthony's climbing at day care is taking on bigger heights. At naptime, the kids sleep on little cots. Before and after naptime, the cots are stacked one on top of the other against a wall. I would say there are probably 20-25 cots stacked together. All stacked, the cots are taller than I am, by maybe 1/2" to a foot. After naptime yesterday the teachers were doing a diaper change on a couple of kids. While their backs were turned, my sweet angelic child decided to scale the wall of cots to sit on top. He sat up there, clapping, so proud of himself!

Unfortunately, climbing is also a "No no!" at day care and Anthony got a time out. Two whole minutes of no playing! Pure torture.

If I can, I'm going to take a picture of the cots when I go to pick him up this afternoon and I'll post it so you can all see how high it is. Of course, he's no match for me at that age. I just got an email from my dad telling me about when I was Anthony's age. There apparently was a park near our house with a slide that was in the range of 8-10' tall and it was my favorite slide. I guess he comes by his love of climbing naturally.


Sarah said...

Very cute, I would love to see a picture of that!

Colleen said...

I havent been here for a while sorry bout that. Anthony is growing up on us he is too cute. Loved the pictures.