I thought I had awhile to go before I had to deal with a child that could talk back.
Katie is still climbing everything in sight, although now she tends to climb down more often than she jumps down, which is a big improvement.
Now, however, she has added her own special touch to the trick.
Whenever she reaches the top of whatever object she is climbing, she plants her feet, stands up straight, points her finger at me and says, “Get down!”
It’s very difficult to keep a straight face when she does this.
I’m not sure if she’s mocking me, or if she just knows what I’m going to say next.
At least she listens, right?