Piano climbing starts in big steps
Sunday November 27th 2011, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

When my son Richard was a baby, you could not take your eyes off him: twice, I walked out of the room, walked back in just enough time later to have put the laundry basket down in a bedroom and come back to find him on top of the piano, or, the second time, when I’d learned to move a little faster, standing on the keyboard and nearly there.

This was before he learned to walk.

This was also the kid who would later be minoring in organ performance (that’s the Mormon Tabernacle organ in Salt Lake City, but sorry, no Tabby Choir accompaniment.)

Parker, meantime, is climbing the stairway to some haven up there he’s aiming for. When he gets there, he knows, if the doors are all closed, with a fuss he can get what he came there for. (The going up is easy, it’s always the going down part that takes some serious learning.)

And I just finished the third Christmas project. It amazes me forever and always how working on one project will spark new ideas for the next several, creating a momentum as well as some really nifty knits. I wish I could brag and show them off.

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I think there might be a song in there, you will have to tweak it a bit…

Did I ever tell you the story of twin toddlers, a bottle of corn oil, and sliding on their tummies on the kitchen floor? No? Well, I just did. I swear I was gone for 32 seconds, tops.

Comment by afton 11.28.11 @ 4:16 am

Parker looks like he takes climbing seriously!

Knit on.

Comment by Channon 11.28.11 @ 6:10 am

serious climbing going on — Mr Cute thinks he can climb up and over anything — his current mission is the Christmas tree

I hope you’re taking pictures of these project to show us after Christmas in a big “reveal” post!

Comment by Bev 11.28.11 @ 6:23 am

I remember when Emily was little her friend William was visiting and I found him on the kitchen cupboard having moved a chair over in order to climb up to get (can’t recall what, big sharp scissors?) from a top shelf because how else was he supposed to reach it?

Boys, eh? (Remember what I said about capes. No capes!)

Comment by LynnM 11.28.11 @ 8:59 am

Boy!, is he getting big! We are looking at gates for the stairs at our house…because our Peanut is doing the same thing…did our own kids grow this fast?

Comment by Pam 11.28.11 @ 9:13 am

Reminds me of the day 28 years ago I found our daughter on top of a piece of sculpture we have on a chest in our entryway. Her Poppa undertook teaching her to back down stairs – they spent an afternoon at it and she never looked back. Blessings upon you and yours.

Comment by Another Joan 11.28.11 @ 9:37 am

Look out! Mt. Everest is next!

Corn oil sliding — sounds like great sport!

Comment by Don Meyer 11.28.11 @ 9:49 am

Oldest daughter at 2years wanted a cookie mom was putting away clothes in the next room, So she pulls the drawers in front of the cupboard out a little less than the one before and used it like a staircase.Up she goes to get the cookies, poor me had a coniption fit when I came and caught her on the counter. I could tell tales of my son , good Heavens their is a reason my hair is so gray.

Comment by Kris 11.28.11 @ 1:14 pm

When my son was about 2-1/2 or 3, he had gotten some illegal Oreo cookies before breakfast. What I didn’t know is that he had done it before, going after the frosting inside. The tell-tale crumbs around his mouth led me to look a little closer in his room. I soon discovered a trail that led to his closet. A bunch of different boxes apparently made a convenient set of stairs for him to stash the unwanted cookies on the top shelf of the closet.

Instead of just teasing us with words, how about close-ups of the knits to show off the yarn & stitches?

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 11.29.11 @ 12:31 am

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