SOMEONE has decided to be difficult. SOMEONE has decided that he isn't driving his momma crazy enough and that he needs to keep her on her toes even more than she already is. SOMEONE wants to grow up way too fast.
When I went in to get Liam up from bed first thing yesterday morning, I found a boy on his knees. He had managed to pull himself up to a kneeling position, holding on and grinning like a fox when he saw me. I thought it was a fluke. SURELY, we're not to this point yet.
I was wrong. Naptime was cut short because SOMEONE thought an adventure was in order.
This time, he was crying. Instead of letting him fuss things out for a while, I remembered how he woke up in the morning, and rushed in just in case he was about to topple out of the crib onto his head. GOOD THING I followed my gut.
This is the little face I saw when I flipped on the light.
I ran to get my camera because I'm silly like that, and I managed to capture a few priceless shots of the first time my little 8 month old boy pulled up in his crib.
When he started doing this, I realized that he was looking for something.
The paci. That's why he was crying. Silly boy.
I walked over closer to the crib, and that's when I realized there was more damage done. The sweet little mobile that hung on the side of the crib was now in two parts. The bears that hang down and dance over his head....on the floor. The arm....in the bed.
I spent a good thirty minutes trying to lower the crib a level all by myself. That is quite difficult, can I just say. But, I managed. I stuck him in there to see what kind of shennanigans he might try to pull off. He seemed pretty safe and less Houdini-like, so I thought we were good.
Nora wanted to get in too, to check things out.
Then, poor thing, she was tackled by the maniac.
That's all right. She got revenge.
UPDATE: Never under-estimate an 8 month-old. After his afternoon nap, Jonathan went in to get Liam and GUESS WHO HAD PULLED HIMSELF ALL THE WAY UP TO A STANDING POSITION? Um, Liam Piper!
I was shocked. Needless to say, we will be lowering the crib ALLLLL the way down as far as it will go. This boy is serious.