I'm quite excited in a way, but at the same time it's another huge reminder of how fast he is growing. And I have no pause button as much as I'd love one! (Was just wishing for one a few days ago...)
We have a play yard for the little one (and his friends) to play in when he cannot be supervised in the living room. I put him in the play yard a few times a day so that I can get some cleaning done or if I need to run outside for the mail or any other mundane tasks like going to the bathroom.
There he was! Sitting at the desk typing away on the laptop. CRAP!
He looked up at me with a huge grin on his face, being so proud that he wasn't getting into trouble, etc. I was shocked! I looked around trying to figure out how he could have gotten out. I let it go from my mind because he has found ways out before, but was more luck than anything.
After nap time and a diaper change, we played for quite a while with his new cars and Mickey's that Santa brought him. I was getting hungry and knew he must be too, I put him in his play yard and ran to the bathroom. I ran back down the steps to grab him and head to the kitchen to make us both some lunch. As I stepped over the gate to the steps I nearly knocked him over and almost fell myself from the shock! There he was, out again, and grinning from ear to ear! Twice in a row...I knew I was in TROUBLE!
We had our lunch and before reading time as we usually have, I put him in the play yard and crossed the room to sit on the couch. Within 10 seconds he had hoisted his naughty little bottom right over the top and was FREE! He didn't stand on anything just climbed right out with newly honed climbing and jumping skills.
As the kids came home from school (I was briefly watching my neighbors 4 out of 5 kids too) I sat them all down and said, look at our new "Trick". They all looked at me as if I was speaking a different language. He stood there and acted innocent for a moment, then he whipped his leg up and out he came. They were all as shocked as I was. He, however, walked away like nothing even happen. I guess we are all just easily amused in his eyes.
Needless to say, I will be taking the play yard down tomorrow. It is more of a danger than anything. Boy oh boy am I in for it now! So much for any peace of mind...but I sure do love my little guy! :-)