if you haven't seen Junior's Giants (there are currently two movies, we like them both equally), then you should try it, i think you can see some trailers on youtube as well...
anyway, junior is the main character who has to conquer his "giants," i.e. problems in his life or difficult things to overcome...it's a great message.
but junior has a little brother who they just call...little man. he always carries a spoon (because he was denied one during his first birthday cake eating experience and doesn't want to be caught without again), he sometimes hits others with his spoon and he climbs.
while blake doesn't carry a spoon, he does, often, bonk you on the head (especially if "you" are avery...) with whatever he has in his hand...tinker toy, hard plastic bendy caterpillar, mega block etc. and he is a monkey...as previously discussed.
today, he surpassed my expectations and ended up here:
(there are skittles in that candy jar...i shall remember that they are good motivation for him for very far in the future potty training experiences...)
he actually pushed the blue chair over to the bar stools, climbed on the blue chair, then onto the bar stool...and i am prepared to bet he would have been on the counter if i had not intervened. i burned TWO tortillaland tortillas during this little episode...NOT COOL. they are the best tortillas ever! good thing they sell them at costco! (thanks for the introduction audrey!)
anyway, i am seriously contemplating hiding the chairs but how seriously inconvenient can it get? really! i think, like the stairs, we will just need to teach him but i can only imagine what long periods of needing to nurse a baby will do to him if he doesn't calm down with the climbing before baby #4 makes his arrival...he had fallen from heights twice today before 10 am. hello little man....