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. :)