This task took all of 90 seconds and in that time time, Nolan managed to climb the 2 steps onto the landing of our stairs. There is a small 4 tiered shelf currently residing there that has vases & picture frames on it. You can imagine my surprise when I began descending the steps and noticed my son standing at this shelf playing with a vase.
My good heavens, I nearly fell down the steps! How did he manage to climb 2 steps so quickly?!
We never blocked this area off because neither baby has shown much interest in it, but I am guessing that now we're going to have to something about it.
You can see in this older picture (obviously it's older: I'm pregnant) the landing that I'm talking about. There's a wicker vase thing with sticks in it on the landing. How am I supposed to baby proof that area?! There is no railing on the one side of the stairs, so it's open. 99% of the homes in my neighborhood are set up this way and children grow up just fine in these houses, but HOW do their parents keep them away from the steps?!
Justin & I may have to get creative this weekend...