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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The trials and tribulations of an only-child.

The only stairs in our house are the ones that lead to the cellar, and Aspen rarely gets to use them. To learn how to go up and down them safely, we actually practiced at Emilie's across the street. Now that Aspen is a pro, she loves the stairs at the Treehouse Museum. Is it wrong that I let her climb up and down them as much as she wants while we're there? I mean, it's supposed to be a fun outing for her, and if the stairs are what makes her happy, then so be it.

The thing I love about the museum is that we usually spend at least an hour there, and we don't even visit both levels. Or all the rooms. Aspen is super-content to just waddle around and stare at the other kids while not doing much else.

When she actually does stop long enough to enjoy an actual play place or exhibit, I'm thrilled. I like to read the plaques that explain who donated what, and when she finally stops moving I get a chance to do just that. And I'm sure that by the time our year-long pass to the museum expires, I will have read every plaque a million times.

For me, the most exciting thing about our visit last Saturday was Aspen's triumph over the bridge to the tree inside the museum. Usually she hesitates and is too scared to walk across it. But this time she just cruised right across it without a second thought. I don't think she even realized she was doing it. Now, if only I could get her to stop FREAKING OUT every time another kid walks up to her. Some dad was even like, 'oh hey, look at that cute little girl! I love her outfit!' And Aspen was like 'AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!'



  1. i feel you, i feel you. i also feel like life was much better before winter required a pass to a museum for our sanity.

  2. Sounds like you getting good use out of your pass to the tree house museum. And that Aspen is loving it.

  3. She is already into Step Aerobics. Awesome! She can be my exercise buddy, if I can ever find a place to go do step aerobics.


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