About two weeks ago Eryx took a nasty spill down the stairs. As you may know I'm pretty anti-gate. I teach the littles how to go up and down the stairs right off. Now I love my baby's gourds, but with three older kids in the home, a gate will mean instant time suck and death of Melissa. I'm pretty sure that only Zander will be strong and coordinated enough to open the gate, which means I will be running up and down the stairs all day to let prisoners in and out of the gate. While this stair climbing may be good for my pregnant and growing butt, I think I will self-destruct if I have to commit to a lifetime of it.
But when I saw my yummy little buddy tumble from top stair to bottom stair hitting his head on each and every board, with a final watermelon splat on the floor....well I thought it was time to reconsider my laziness... In typical Melissa fashion, I thought there has to be another way.