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determination meets creativity

now that felix is 9 months old, he's mobile like the energizer bunny. before this week's solution, it had gotten so that i couldn't put him down in my office for a few minutes without having to go pull him away from the paper recycling bin, which he believes is full of tasty snacks. inspiration struck the other day, when he started to pull the books off of the bottom two shelves of both of my bookcases. i have built an enormous playpen. i have built a wall of boxes.

the books were coming off of the shelves anyway, so i filled eight cardboard boxes with them, and arranged the boxes in a line across the office, forming a barrier between the mostly-babyproofed side, and the side i don't want to talk about. he can pull himself up and stand while holding the boxes, but can't pull them over on himself. he can't climb on top of them, either (yet! i expect to find him perched on one within six months, but i'll deal with it then). i can still use the top three shelves of each bookcase, and since they're anchored to the walls, i'm not worried about their top-heaviness.

i think this may demonstrate why i'm not currently as productive in my other types of creativity; redesigning my baby-proofing as the baby learns to thwart it is a rather time-consuming passtime. it keeps me sharp though, right? right???


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Apr. 5th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
It's the most entertaining, instructive and occasionally infuriating arms race you'll ever be involved in. You get cleverer, he gets cleverer (and larger). This is one of those experiences that really separates the parents from the non-parents.

All the same, I'm glad I'm not going through that again. *grin*
Apr. 5th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
I remember when my firstborn was maybe all of 7 months old, and I believed I didn't have to worry about her getting to the TV. It was a big one (30" screen?), and sat atop a shelf that was basically a long coffee table with a center section that was raised about 18" above the two side sections. So one day I walk into the (otherwise baby-proofed) living room and find her sitting atop the TV. She was a good 4 feet off the floor, and had climbed 3 levels (floor to low part of table, low part to high part of table, high part to top of TV) to get there. Scared the crap out of me.

This was just weeks after she'd learned to crawl, and had developed a fondness for chewing on newspaper, which left black smears all over her face & hands from the print. (I have pics of her doing that...it was cute the first few times. *sigh*)
Apr. 5th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
rumor has it i was quite the Tommy Pickles back in the day.

My mom did one of those floor cage things, and as soon as she left the room i would get out to play. As soon as she came back i would jump back in.
My sister (who would have been about 16 at the time) told me that the only time i ever stayed in it was when my parents were actually in the room.
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