This is a photo of S climbing down the stairs in WH Smith this weekend.
Turns out she’s really into steps at the moment! This week we’ve been all about the steps. She wants to climb the stairs at home at every available opportunity, and has almost mastered the art of walking up with just a hand on the wall for support!
This morning we went to town… Every time we go to town, she wants to go into WH Smith; we rush to the back of the shop to go up the escalator, walk straight across the floor and come back down the stairs. She’s not so great with coming down the steps, but she gives it a good shot.
Today I had to go across town to Tesco, so she walked along with me. Our library used to be a train station, and has a large, fancy entrance. There’s a large portico on a platform with wide steps running along the entire front. There are hand rails at various intervals along the steps. S spotted them, and immediately wanted to have a go.
So off we went, up the four small, perfectly S-sized steps. Shouting “Step!” with each step. When we got to the top, we turned around and used what we discovered is a perfectly S-sized hand rail to get back down. We did this twice, before realising there were more steps in the library! So we went into the library and up the stairs to the gallery. Realising we’d run out of steps, we came back out and did a few more rounds of the small steps outside.
It took us a long time to actually make it to Tesco this morning, but it was so great to see S getting so good at steps. I think our trips into town are going to be extra-long for a little while, as we find more and more steps to climb!