In the last few weeks Antalya has mastered the art of opening every childproof lock on cupboards, turning the hot water knob on the bathtub, carrying a chair anywhere in the house to access higher locations, and unlocking and opening our backdoor (constantly trying to escape). The end result has been an attitude that she can now do anything she wants, when she wants, without any help from Mommy. Boy was I wrong when I thought she needed constant supervision before!
Can any of you T21 moms out there offer any advice. This sweet little girl never stops moving - we affectionately refer to her as the "Little Tornado" for very good reason. I am grateful she has so much energy, curiosity, and hunger to discover the world around her. But she also seems to have little, if any, concept of danger, boundaries, or a sense of right or wrong - and I am struggling with how to teach her what she can and cannot do.
Thanks to my good friend Sonja for the great picture above!