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We went to a wedding this weekend. Sometime during the evening, I went looking for my three-year old daughter, Alex. I found her in the coat-check room.

She was hanging on to a vertical pole, climbing up scaling the wall like batman, until she reached the top of the horizontal coat-hanger-bar-thingy. Then she hung on and shimmied along the coat-hanger-thingy (which had no coats on it) until she'd crossed the length of the room - about 8 feet. Then she let go and jumped down to the ground.

I just stood there with my mouth hanging open.

What three year old child does shit like this? She frightens me a little.



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Sep. 8th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
No kidding!
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Start her up in a tumbling/gymnastics thing for toddlers, you may have an Olympiad on your hands.
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
She is in one... but frighteningly enough, those are not the skills she's been learning there!

I'm not quite sure where she gets it from... maybe daycare...?
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm maybe she sees someone like Dora or Boots doing something on tv and doesn't realize she can't do it so she does?
You have an amazing child either way.
Sep. 9th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
I found that as my girls aged...the scarier it was to watch them play. They'd become braver with each encounter...push themselves more...and although I didn't want to be one of those worry wart parents and prevent them from discovering and pushing their own boundaries, I also wanted them to be safe, so many a time I'd watch close by while cringing while they were facing away, but all smiles when they'd turn around, asking me to watch them :D

It's not easy being a parent :/
Sep. 11th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
I can totally see that story being my future. Seriously.
Sep. 11th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
That is amazing. My kids will do anything on the playground, but to hang from something and move across it? Not in the near future... 3yr old can hang for a while. With help holding his legs he will go across the monkey bars.

I (about 30) have this thing where I go across the zip-line, cross the monkey bars and back, then back across the zip line w/o touching the ground. Sometimes in the opposite direction I go up the fire-pole first.
Sep. 11th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
She has zero sense of self-preservation. Unless there's a carwash involved, and then she's terrified.
Sep. 14th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds like she may take after you, with your athletic past (baton twirling).
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