Oh Toddlers, They Can Climb Up Anything

Or, at least this 22 month year old can:

Makes you think, should we all be learning to climb (with careful guidance and precautions), instead of being discouraged from it, while we’re still so adaptable?

Your Thoughts?

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  • http://anythingbuttheist.blogspot.com Bret

    Proof positive of evolution. We are truly apes.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

      Or devolution—why can’t I climb like that, dammit?!

    • ‘Tis Himself, OM

      Maybe if you went to a gym a bit more often and laid off the Doritos®, you’d be able to climb a bit better.

      Just sayin’.

    • Bruce S. Springsteen

      Put the Doritos at the top of the wall.

    • F

      Oh, hails of derisive laughter, Bruce! Unexpected punchline of the month.

  • Bruce S. Springsteen

    As someone who works in close association with many toddlers, I’d add that you mustn’t underestimate the stickiness of their fingers, and even feet. Lord knows where they’ve been.

  • becca

    The important question is- how did that little one get down?

  • F

    Some babies and toddlers love stairs. Really, really love ‘em. They will destroy carefully emplaced barricades to to get to them.

    And some kids do this thing which seems to be like, “Yeah, crawled for about a week, got bored, learned how to walk this afternoon.”

  • ss123

    Kids are climbers, and they don’t seem to believe in gravity much at that age.

  • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

    Besides the obvious safety concerns for the kid (no helmet), it’s a cute video.

  • Beth

    Not a parent are you?

    Yes, toddlers can climb. Anything!

  • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

    I’m a father of two healthy, happy kids who are 6 and 9. I have gone climbing. My wife climbs on a ragular basis and has brought the kids with her. We actually had a birthday party at a place called Caribiners. I happen to work with men who have suffered brain injuries, not to mention my undergraduate degree in psych and grad work in psych.