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hike stairs

24 Nov: Get to Steppin’!

Every day when we leave our 2nd floor villa apartment, my 3-year-old son will say he is going to walk down the 30 steep and uneven cobblestone stairs “by myself”, as he puts it. Now, I am all in for supporting my oft independent toddler in his “by myself” endeavors, but I can’t let it happen quite yet. Even in his attempted followup of assurance that he’ll be “careful”, I still cannot maintain the confidence that there won’t be a misstep that might bear unfortunate results.