Had To Move Things Rather Urgently

@rosie230 (1674)
June 20, 2010 2:30pm CST
My almost 16 month old son... well lets just say, has caused me to have to re-arrange my living room... and why??? because he has developed the need to climb on my computer desk, to get himself up on the window sill with the cat! Well after he had done it a few times, I have had to give up on trying to tell him not to go up there, so today, the room got re-arranged for his benefit to block him from climbing up there, because I know that he would have ended up falling off and really hurting himself. Kids AY!!!! Have you ever had to do anything like this with your kids/grandkids? I swear I never had this trouble with my eldest!!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jun 10
Hi FRosie, Oh yes I remeber doing this, certain thingsa firm no but with the danger things I would move away out of harms reach. My 6 year old is old enough now that precious ornaments and things can now be displayed again lol. Huggles. Ellie :D
@rosie230 (1674)
21 Jun 10
Oh I know that feeling... so many things have had to be put up on high shelves that I cannot even reach unless I have a chair handy to stand on lol... especially now since he seems to have grown, and can now reach things on worktops, and even grabbing the handles on the doors in this house, I don't think it will be long before he works out how to open them, which I am not looking forward to since he has a fascination with the bathroom, especially pulling the toilet roll of the holder and dragging it round the house like one of the Andrex puppies on the adverts!
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@ellie333 (21029)
21 Jun 10
Oh I have had many andrex moments with my little man - have fun with that one :)
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jun 10
hi rosie oh yes when my son was two he developed an ability to climbup the shelves of our large bookcase so we had to anchor it to the wall so he would not pull the thing over on himself and get hurt .It also made it more quake proof too. Our little girl never bothered the bookcase but then she was not the little mountain goat type like her older brother,
@rosie230 (1674)
21 Jun 10
LOL... oh they are a nightmare at times bless them! My eldest son, well he was not like this at all, maybe thats why I have some much hassle with this one, because I had it too easy before. Mind you I have to say they are both the same in the fact that they are both very clumsy, I have never known children to bump their heads or trip over so many times!!!
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
22 Jun 10
I have an 11 month old daughter and she keeps me on my toes. She wants to stand up and hold onto pieces of furniture. I have a challenging time at home with her trying to put on the dvd player. My 3 year old son doesn't like that at all when he is trying to look at a picture book. She will be climbing up things soon I know. We are on a trip to Canada at the moment and we stayed with a friend in Vancouver. My daughter tried to touch some of my friends vases and other valable things. I had a terrible time trying to keep her away from those special looking things. I am sorry to hear you have had to rearrange all your lounge furniture because of your son's wish to climb. I will soon experience that sort of time I am sure.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
21 Jun 10
Hello rosie. don't you just love the little curtain climbers once they learn how to get around? I had four kids and only one of them was a real climber. She climbed the kitchen cupboards and the tank of the toilet. She climbed every thing in the house. She also was the only one of the kids that found the commode very interesting. When the kids got a little older they loved to hide. We had a buffet with easy to open doors. It set very close to the floor and they would crawl inside and pull the door closed. Or they would crawl behind the sofa and hide there.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
21 Jun 10
My daughter at that age would climb up on the back of the couch and sit with the cat. My main problem with her was kitchen counters. She would use the drawer knobs to climb up on the counter to get things down. I ended up taking the knobs off and she still managed to get up there because she would use her little toes to grip the little lip on the drawer. I was constantly taking her down off of the counters.