Thursday, October 9, 2008

I guess we can't use THAT anymore!

So, James has officially outgrown his vibrating rocking chair. Since he's been mobile, we have been using it less and less, but it has always been my go-to for when I need to take a shower. I have now used it as long as I possibly can.

The other day, I put James in the chair to take a shower. After I finished my shower I was walking around the apartment getting a few things done before taking James out of the chair (you know, taking advantage of having him tied down to one spot ;) ). He decided he was fed up with that idea. He didn't want to just sit there! So I came down the hall to find this coming out of our bedroom door:

He was still attached to the chair, but he had flipped it over and was crawling at an incredible pace considering he was toting such a gigantic load.

He wasn't even upset at all. He just came to find me! :)

Anyway, you would think the story would end there, but it doesn't. I assumed the reason he was able to flip the chair over was because the front leg of the chair (that makes it convert to and from a stable chair and a rocking chair) was flipped in, making it a rocking chair. He was able to gain momentum until he flipped it over. SO, I made the (incorrect) assumption that I could still use the chair for my showers as long as the front leg was flipped out, making it a stable chair.

A few days later, I found myself once again in need of a shower with no Paul here to watch James. After securing James in his chair (buckled in and all), I proceeded to take a shower. I heard some struggling and a bit of fussing toward the end of my shower, but I was so close to being finished I just yelled out, "It's ok, James! I'll be right out!" And I started singing to him (he appreciates my singing in the shower ;) ). As soon as I rinsed out my hair, I turned off the water and opened the shower door...and there was James--no chair in sight--crawling his way into the bathroom to find me! I looked out and towards where the chair was, and it was still there, just as I had left it, upright and everything. I still don't know how he managed to climb out while he was buckled in. (Once I dried off and got dressed I went and looked closer at the chair, and the buckles were still securely fastened.) He's a clever kid!

Now I use the Pack 'n Play when it's time for my showers...

On an unrelated note, here's a picture of James' new cute PJs. They were only $6 at Target, and I couldn't pass them up. :)


Paula said...

I can't believe he flipped his chair over and was dragging it around! It's also amazing that he could get out of his chair without unbuckling or tipping it over! James is so cute and definitely keeps you on your toes!

Emily said...

He looks like a very cute little ant with that large load on his back!

Breanna said...

Wow I'm amazed and amused, James is one smart baby.