The world is such a massive and exciting place to the twins. Ever since they began to toddle about I have probably died from heart attack a thousand times over. I guess I just don’t understand what the fascination with climbing things is.. “hey look, that looks really high and unstable, yep I’m going to climb that!”
Seren as usual takes the lead in this particular activity. I swear that child has no fear whatsoever. Xavier is quite content to stay grounded and watch from the safety of the nice solid floor. I honestly think there is not an item in the house that Seren has not tried to scale at some point in her now 3 years on this planet.
Jeanette is quite a laid back mother, she believes it’s natural for the twins to explore and learn. This I agree with, it is a stage of learning that all toddlers go through. Now times that exploration and curiosity by 2 and you have about as close to madness as you care to get.
If you can climb it, Seren is all over it. Xavier loves to climb as well but has a somewhat more reserved and cautious approach. Seren as I mentioned has no fear, she is the boss, the leader… the FEARLESS one. “I was born 2 minutes before you.. chill I got this.” I know that 2 minutes is not a long time at all, but I am certain that those 2 minutes are going to haunt Xavier for the rest of his life. “I’m older, do what I say or I’m telling mum” I can just see it now.
Jeanette and I have now started taking the twins to a “Soft Play” center so that they may climb and explore to their hearts content without fear of injury or “heart attack.” I do just love just watching them play. You can almost see them working everything out in their little minds, all while screaming and running round like complete lunatics.
It is amazing to watch them experience the wonder of it all in a safe and panic attack free area…