Flashback Friday: Climbing

As I'm sure is the case with many of you, we use the 'My Pictures' slideshow as the screensaver on our laptop; seeing photographs and little videos of The Boy at various stages of development and in numerous poses really makes my day. It reminds me how tiny he once was, all the escapades that he's got into, and how funny he is.

The photograph that I've chosen as this week's Flashback Friday popped up on the screen a few days ago and reminded me of the first time I was filled with that first sense of 'I need to babyproof the house!'

The day I discovered that we needed a stairgate!

This was taken about a year ago, The Boy was crawling over the place and thinking about cruising. This was the very first time that he had pulled himself up against anything though, so I whipped my phone out when he was on his way upwards, took a photo and rescued him before he decided to investigate the stairs even further. I popped him into the playpen, sent the MMS to my hubby and phoned my dad. Half an hour later, there was a knock at the door and my father was stood on the door-step with his toolbox. The stairgate was up before The Boy had a chance to try again!

Not quite sure what I'm going to do now, as he's recently worked out how to open it!

I loved those dungarees (another reason for choosing the photo).

This was put together for the Flashback Friday linky over at CafeBebe. Please pop over and view the other entries.

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  1. says

    Yeah, once they are up and running there's no stopping them, is there? Reminds me of my 20 month old nephew – he is so sneaky. Pretends he isn't interested at all and then when no one is looking he sits at the top of the stairs – cheeky monkey…

  2. says

    I was so pleased at this age that ourselves and most of the places we go had no stairs (I seem to only know people who live in apartments!)

  3. says

    What a perfect memory! I'm so envious that your Dad could turn up on your doorstep to help! πŸ˜‰ And adorable dungarees! Thanks for joining in on Flashback Friday again!

    πŸ™‚ Karin

  4. says

    Cool dad you have! I remember that feeling of uh-oh I'm not prepared for this and rushing out to buy stair gates too. πŸ™‚
    I have kept a few pieces of the girls clothing that I really liked as a keepsake

  5. Jennie says

    I am so looking forward to Esther and William being on the move, we definitely need to do some baby proofing first though!

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