Today did not go as planned. Car trouble threw a monkey wrench into my day. It made me reschedule my entire day, after I finished with a 10:30 a.m. meeting, so I could deal with it. Add to that the fact that my new keyboard tray still hasn’t arrived and that means I cannot sit at my computer due to the pain that sears through my wrists if my keyboard sits too high. Hence, I will be writing my slice and jumping off of the computer after this. (Thank G-d I have my Two Writing Teachers posts for the rest of the week pre-scheduled to publish!)
Anyway, a little levity from my morning since I need to think about something funny rather than the car-related and computer-related issues.
Right after breakfast, I closed the gates downstairs so that Isabelle would be safe in her play room. The only other place she can “wander” to is our foyer. We took the side table out of our foyer when she began crawling so there’s not much she can get into trouble with. Or so I thought.
After I closed the gates, I climbed over the gate to the stairs and went upstairs to brush my teeth quickly. Afterwards, I grabbed my socks and shoes. As I was sitting on an ottoman, putting them on my feet, I noticed the hallways lights were flickering on and off. What the heck? I heard the click of the light switches. Could that be her? How could she reach the light switches? Did she move her chair over to reach them? No, that still wouldn’t get her high enough. I fastened my shoe, stood up quickly, and raced to the top of the staircase. When I looked down I found my three foot tall toddler standing on top of a box that arrived from Amazon yesterday. She was happily turning the lights on and off.
“Isabelle! What are you doing?” (Stupid question, I know!)
She turned around and grinned. She continued turning all of the switches on and off, up and down, over and over and over and over again. (There are four switches there so there was a lot of action.)
Then I thought about how she got up there. She had to move the box that was in the foyer, climb on to it, and then play around. While this might not amaze you, it amazed me since this isn’t something she’d normally do. Instead of getting angry, I grabbed my phone and took a few pictures. While I should’ve unpacked yesterday, I’m glad I didn’t because it provided her with the chance to experiment with something she’s been watching us do (and has probably been yearning to try out herself) for months!
And on that note, I’m going to get off of my computer in a few minutes to save my wrists from the pain that will start if I spend any more time on this computer. Instead of commenting on other people’s slices today (Please forgive me!) I’ll be unpacking the box and cleaning up my office, which is another long over due task. Until that keyboard tray is installed this weekend, I’m back to staying off of the computer for awhile.