As his ability to climb to his feet has grown meteorically, so too has Miles’s desire to reach heretofore unreachable parts of the house. Today, he started employing a new strategy in his quest to get on the couch without parental aid.
This toy desk is typically kept beside a shelf in the living room. While Miles occasionally goes over to it to climb up and play with it, today he moved all of his interlocking foam pads out from under it (see the background of the picture above) and pulled the desk out. He then went about pushing the desk across the floor to the couch, then started climbing up onto it.
While he ultimately still found the couch insurmountable, Miles gets an ‘A’ for both ingenuity and recklessness on this one.