Monday, February 04, 2008

One, Two, Three ... Jump!

I mentioned in my Slow Time post that Little Cherub is most definitely not a risk taker. To put it bluntly, she's a wimp. She is now working on a new skill in true Little Cherub style.

She likes to stand on the windowsill in her bedroom so that she can watch the squirrels and birds in the garden. The windowsill is all of ... oooh ... ten inches high? I have been encouraging her to jump down from the window.

Me: "Are you going to jump?"

Cherub: Big grin and show of excitement. Starts to count ... "Wuh ..."

Me: "One ... two ... three ... JUMP!"

Cherub: Stretches out both hands for me to hold, leans on my hands for security and steps down from the windowsill, one cautious leg at a time. Stands safely on terra firma looking exceedingly pleased with herself.


Meredith said...

What a sweetie! Loved your Slow Time post, couldn't get it to comment on the weekend, anyhoo, happy monday!

Romany said...

LOL! Grace used to do that too! So funny!

She didn't learn to jump with both feet off the ground at once until almost 4. She had an interesting development history, though {g}

Shari said...

You know, you wouldn't encourage this reckless and dangerous behavior if you had been to the emergency room as often as I have! Really, she sounds so sweet!