Oct 11, 2007

My little thrill seeker

Do you remember how I wrote a while back about Jaws and her love of fear? Well, it has been steadily proven a major personality trait.

She is 17 months old, and was walking by 10 months. She was RUNNING by 12, climbing things by 13, and willingly falling off of high surfaces at 14.

And today, on her own steam, she climbed seven really steep steps up to a 5-foot slide, sat, and bowled herself down it. Seriously. Here I am, biting my nails and whimpering, holding my hands on either side of the stairs in case she might fall off, and she's just blithely tumbling up it, despite the hampering nature of her new patent-leather ankle boots. And then launches herself down this slide, tumbles off the end into the wood chips, picks herself up, and runs around to do it again.

I was astounded, even though I know my daughter by now. It was astounding enough that I called Loli over to watch. She did, with absolutely round, scared eyes. After Jaws took her second trip, she turned to me and said, "that is amazing."

Is it more amazing that my toddler has absolutely no fear of death or that my five year old uses words like amazing?

I'm not sure.

5 comments:

Janell said...

It foreshadows very exciting times for you in the future =)

5KidMom said...

In spite of all the nail biting, and possible future ER trips, I still prefer the adventurous kiddos. What fun is it to have a kid that hangs on to your leg? Considering I have 5 kids, all of whom I have encouraged to "Go For It", we have been very furtunate. I think that a good balance of safety precautions, and luck, have a lot to do with it. Go Mom!!!

Margaret said...

I think they are BOTH amazing, and cute, and fun, and I MISS THEM.

texasblu said...

LOL!!! I agree with janell - be prepared to be amazed at all angles throughout your life. Suchis motherhood. *grin*

Lucy Stern said...

I can see it now...she will be doing extreme skiing by the time she is 6 yrs. old....Does her dad have a motor bike?....Hide it now! I hope you have good medical insurance....