Nathaniel has apparently figured out that there just aren’t enough doting adults in this house, so he’s taking matters into his own hands. In the past few days he’s learned to turn around and slide down from the couch, single steps, and other low perches. He’s also climbed onto low pieces of furniture to reach forbidden books and toys on the upper shelves of our bookcase. I’ve now moved everything in our house up a few feet, wherever possible, so Katherine has to climb onto chairs and reach over her head for her favorite things. She loves this: she gets permission to climb and she has many opportunities to say “No!” to the baby.