how much access does LO have throughout the day?
I'm realizing from reading the posts I may be hindering LO's independence. However, with a newborn that I nurse quite frequently I feel a smaller area that is just about 100% babyproof makes for an easier day as a SAHM (I add that part just because we can be in this house the entire day some days). But now that he is the big TWO (Oh- Emm- Gee) maybe I should consider opening things up a bit. What's your setup like?
Also, does LO have access to your dining room or kitchen table and chairs at all times? Have you been able to teach him/her not to climb on them and climb onto the table? Or counters? We've removed all dining room chairs but I want to bring them out again and teach him. Maybe I'm lazy at teaching and therefore my son is not getting the proper life learning skills he needs (LOL)!
This post turned into a lot more than just the space issue...sorry!
AND I should add today JT turned 2. We had a party here at my house and had a whole bunch of family and it worked out perfect. I didn't have to say "No, JT we don't go in the restaurant kitchen. No, JT we aren't going to go in and out of the restaurant. No, JT etc. etc." AND ALSO...he peed in the potty for the first time with my mom! I put him on sporadically and get just a cute little bottom sittin' and chillin'...my mom got pee!!! So cool. Now what? I wonder if this means it's time to train. I don't even know what that means! AAAGGHHH so cool!