We seem to breed monkeys at our house. Somewhere in our gene pool (not quite sure where ;)) we have a dominant monkey gene. All of our kids are and have always been fearless climbers. They scale, swing and jump from all surfaces.
Caleb was hanging on monkey bars before he could walk. He now loves to climb the rock wall in our back yard. We had to establish a rule that he could climb side to side but is not allowed to walk around on top.
Natalie ascended the backstop at Caleb's baseball game on Saturday. I looked down from the bleachers to see her about five feet off the ground. I hurried down to help her off, not because I was worried about her falling, but more to put the other fretting parents at ease. She finds a way to get to anything she wants or needs.
Our monkeys can be very entertaining but they certainly get into things that they shouldn't and make terrible messes!
Our furniture is often mistaken for a jungle gym, it can seem at times that the kids are swinging from the rafters, but all in all the monkey house is a pretty fun place to live!