Climbing is one of Ethan’s favorite past times now. He loves climbing up the sofa, climbing up his toy train (it looks pretty dangerous, because the train has wheels and our boy will try to climb on top of the seat), and anything else that is worth climbing. In fact, Mrs Tan our babysitter has also reported that Ethan has been quite the climber recently. Traits of a boy emerging, eh?
Last weekend, when we were at the play area in Gurney Plaza, Ethan happily ran to the slide and started attempting to climb up it. No, he did not use the slide ladder, instead he climbed *up* the slide…yeah, the part where we are supposed to slide down. The first attempt saw him climb one or two steps up and then he slid down, then he held on to the sides, put one foot on the slide, followed by another and then slid down again. I could see the persistence and determination in his face (which mirrors mine…*ahem*) when he tried again and again, and he finally succeeded. Hey, this takes immense upper body strength okay?
Now, he can also climb up his Fisher Price chair on his own and watch TV … yeah, like a tua-tow-keh… Look at how he is enjoying himself!