(Hyper) Active Kid

Hyper kidI was recently inspired by a post I read in which the blogger’s daughter was found lovingly holding her stuffed animal that was originally placed on a shelf high above the chair that she was now sitting on. The post really made me laugh out loud since this is what I encounter with PP on a daily basis (and it is good to know that there are other kids her age that are balls of energy too!).

PP enjoys reaching new heights–literally. She cleverly places her toys in order to create a makeshift “ladder” to climb onto the family room chair then onto our half wall that separates our kitchen and family room. Instead of quickly running to her & telling her “NO,” I admiringly observe her problem solving skills & perseverance. Then she proceeds to backflip off of the chair & onto the floor. In my mind, I am helping her hone her developmental skills and possibly encouraging her to be the next Olympic star (did Mary Lou Retton’s mom stop her from doing gymnastics as a young child??).

I really appreciate & try to nurture PP’s free spirit. I admire her confidence and proudly observe her as she gleefully tackles new and exciting challenges. But… will my admiration lead to more headaches?  Have a similar challenge (and Olympic hopeful)?  What’s your approach?

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9 Responses to “(Hyper) Active Kid”

  1. Amy March 5, 2008 at 9:50 am #


  2. Joe & Sally Spier March 5, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    This is our great/grand niece. We live over 2,000 miles away. It is so neat to see and watch her from afar! Pictures keep us close. She appears to be a very active child!

  3. Beth March 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm #

    Looks like you have a dare-devil on your hands! Watch out:)

  4. Kristen March 6, 2008 at 1:32 am #

    Wow PP has quite an imagination. I say let her continue to build her skills and improve her athletic ability. But be careful because you may be getting more than you can handle in a few years.

  5. Gina Zirpoli March 6, 2008 at 8:04 am #

    She looks so cute hugging her favorite-the tv

  6. Staci March 6, 2008 at 11:21 am #

    Runs in the family… They are all little monkeys tryingto climb on everything

  7. Rob March 6, 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    Picky eater, pretends to be sick, enjoys playing in the snow, now climbing! What’s next for this kid? My guess is either the 2023 Olympic games or potty training.

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