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Monday, May 4, 2009

One More Door to Keep Closed

I'm told that some children aren't climbers, but I've never given birth to one of those.

19 comments:

GrittyPretty said...

HAHA! Really very brilliant maneuvers!

myimaginaryblog said...

My 3rd and 4th climb more than my first two did, but any one of yours outclimbs all of mine.

Lili said...

That's one way to get to the top bunk. Not the most obvious, perhaps. But certainly the most creative--and the highest skill level.

Pilcrow said...

Triumph! Your children will go to the mooooooon!

MelanieJ said...

Cute climbing--but really I want to know how you did that collage thing. and, ahem, thanks for the math help. Either it was 1996 or we've had a very busy three years! :)

Jstar said...

Sasha's already mastered climbing onto the dining room chairs - nothing is safe now!

Stephen said...

I love the look of accomplishment in the bottom snapshot.

Libilu said...

I would like to know of one child who isn't a climber.

Betsy said...

None of my children was a climber like ALL of the Drinkwater children are--except their mother, except their mother, except their mother. Spencer comes in 2nd, pretty impulsive climber, but none of my others was even close. I mean, they climbed up on things, but not constantly and not for sport. It's an affection-ingendering trait, but one I'm glad I didn't have to deal with so much. If you want a definition of sport, I'll gladly supply it.

Betsy said...

Oh but wait I have to add that Acheté and Anthony did become monkeys as teenagers. To this day I still half expect to see someone spread-eagle up near the ceiling in the stairwell.

Betsy said...

Yeah, I meant *engendering,

Libilu said...

Grandma, did it surprise you at all when I started climbing all over all of the furniture in your house? :)

Katie said...

HOW did you get the pictures to do that?

marymary said...

Melanie & Katie, I use Google's free Picasa image software, and it has a "collage" feature. I selected some pictures and it lets you drag & drop them into whatever arrangement you like. Then I took a "screen shot" of the arrangement (on my Mac, pressing command + shift + 4 lets me take a selection from anywhere on my screen to make a new image; in Windows, ctrl + print screen copies everything on your screen as an image that you can then crop). So what you're seeing is really one big image that I made from smaller images. Clear as mud? Mmkay.

Betsy said...

No, Libilu, not surprised. By now I know better than to be surprised. Besides, climbing all over the furniture is different from climbing higher and higher from one piece of furniture to another.

Betsy said...

i.e., my kids did climb all over the furniture

Betsy said...

I look at this sequence over & over again, and enjoy it so much.

Cool The Hirai said...

Totemo omoshiroi :-)
Itsumo tanoshii desu,
anata no kodomo-tachi no
suru koto ga !

American Yak said...

VERY FUN composition, Mary. And fun kid.

p.s. Ma, I climb trees whenever I get the chance.