Help us, Lord.
We took down the baby gates today. Now, we have THREE flights of stairs, which are fully accessible to the crazy toddler they were off limits to for the last seven months.
Needless to say, this mama is FREAKED.
On two counts:
1) What if he forgets to scoot scoot scoot like we have worked so hard on, and tumbles down the entire staircase; and
2) When did my baby boy become such a BOY, he no longer needs a baby gate???
I am so not ready for this.
The hubs repurposed one of the gates into a fireplace guard, so we technically aren’t 100% free of them. I guess I should rejoice in that. He is still baby enough to not be trusted around the fireplace, (which he can now reach just fine even over the hearth, thanks to his 90th percentile for height–ahhhhh!).
But–there is one upside to all of this.
I cannot wait to bring home my first carload of groceries now that I have a clear path from the garage door to the kitchen! Hauling bags through two gates AND stairs with a toddler “helping” was never one of my favorite mom chores!
Onward and upward! Literally 🙂