I was sitting on the floor in front of the couch one day when Linc suddenly decided to jump off. There was a cushion on the floor and he seemed to be aiming for it (And a couple weeks later he tried the same thing, only that time he headed toward the exercise ball in front of the couch) I caught him mid-air as he headed to the floor and he thought that was the best thing ever in his entire life.
So... that's super. He now just jumps off things.
I made a gigantic pile of cushions and pillows in front of the couch so he and Aspen could somewhat safely jump off.
The only problem with this set up is that Linc would jump off the couch, and then stand up on the pile of fluffy things and try to jump off of that onto the floor. SO MANY LAYERS OF FUN.
They spent a good chunk of time just jumping around and treating the couch as a trampoline. Eventually I had to put a stop to it because I was having so much anxiety watching Linc fall on his head after jumping off the pile. His hands were useless to stop his falls because, of course, he had a ball in each fat little dimpled fist.
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