We shall call this one Allison takes on the stairs.
Mommy has a heart attack.
Take your pick.
Just don’t tell either of my kids their actual ages, they won’t believe you. Andrew wants desperately to be almost 7 like his cousin and Allison desperately wants to keep up with her almost 4 year old brother. It is what gets her scooting gates around and sneaking up the stairs when Mommy is occupied with other important things.
It has been a busy week for us. Allison turned 8 months old and finally decided to sleep through the night. And I don’t mean that textbook definition of 5 straight hours because while that is a great milestone when a kid is like a month old, it is completely unacceptable at 8 months. Nope, two nights in a row she went from 7ish to 7ish. Now I can start catching up on the last 17 months of poor sleep.
Back to the stairs. I guess I had this idea in mind that I would have this sweet, dainty, quiet little girl. God gave us a firecracker! An inquisitive, determined, spirited, loving little girl. In addition to learning how to move gates and scoot up stairs she also learned to say “Mama” only it doesn’t come out gently or sweetly, it comes out more like a demand. “MAMA!!” But I love it and it makes me smile 🙂 She keeps me on my toes but I wouldn’t ask for it any other way.