Monday, April 18, 2011

Where there's a will...

"Climbing on objects that move" seems to be a new pasttime in our house.

This little trailer for Grady's train is on four wheels. He usually walks behind it and pushes it all over. On this night, he wedged the hitch end under the couch and started climbing. He was extremely proud of his accomplishment!

I read in Grace-Based Parenting that you can tell a child, "Don't climb on the wet rocks; they're slippery." But until the child experiences the wet rocks on his own, he won't believe you. It's such a fine balance between wanting to protect Grady from all potentially "dangerous" situations and encouraging his profound curiosity. This night, encouraging mama won out. I was, however, close by to catch him if he fell. My heart continually bursts with joy!