I remember the first time a little boy pushed my first born...my little baby Gabby down and wondering what the parents were not doing right. I remember hearing stories about little boys climbing on counters, getting things out of cupboards, coloring on walls, jumping on furniture, throwing anything and everything and all sorts of other CRAZY boy stuff.
I GET IT NOW!!
Graham started by climbing onto the dishwasher( when the door was open) before he could walk, then progressed to pushing chairs around to get to the table, counters the island and then climb up there. Or pushing the chair up to the pantry and getting whatever snack out of the cupboard he desired. He also jumps on the couch ever chance he gets, no matter how many times he is told no and sent to the corner. Oh, lets not forget the climbing out of the crib... still in the crib with the tent on it... he may stay in there until middle school! My son has had a good throwing arm since he was super little and he is amazingly accurate. I have been hit with matchbox cars, sippy cups, stuffed animals, books and yes balls too. He has colored on counters, the wall the couch, and numerous other things that are not meant to be colored on. I use to think it was lack of supervision or proper punishment. HA... Not so much. It is just how he is wired.
We went to the discovery museum in Sausalito the other day and it is at the base of the golden gate bridge. It was 55 and sunny in DECEMBER!
Let me also say that he is the sweetest, cuddliest, most loving boy.... and I would not trade him for the world. I have a new respect for mothers of multiple boys.... yikes I think I would loose my mind.