Baby Ignores the Laws of Gravity

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What were you saying about gravity?

Is it possible to teach my 11-month-old daughter Maddie to respect the laws of gravity? At this point, that answer would have to be a resounding NO!

I plopped Maddie onto our bed this afternoon for her first intensive don’t plunge off the side session. At some point, I thought I could help Maddie understand some of the real risks associated with a serious fall.

So it was time to let the games begin. I let go of Maddie and she started motoring for the end of the bed. Surely she wasn’t going go right off the side into the great abyss. But my little rocket scientist never hesitated – she crawled right off the dang bed.

I caught her and made a loud noise at the same time. She looked at me like an idiot – no fear, just annoyed that I halted her progress.

We repeated this process about a half a dozen times and made absolutely no progress whatsoever. I’m beginning to understand that there are some lessons I will not be able to teach my baby.

My wife assures me that once Maddie learns to walk, she’ll get a crash course in Newton’s laws of motion. To tell the truth, that’s exactly what I’m afraid of.

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2 thoughts on “Baby Ignores the Laws of Gravity

    tinystepsbigjourney said:
    June 29, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I’ve been trying the same thing. She gets to the edge, I tell her with a scared look careful. I turn her around and say. This is how we get off the bed. She scoots down, and is so proud of herself. But I have to do it every time. I’m scared of her learning the hard way

      stayhomepapa1 responded:
      June 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

      It sounds like you are making great progress. My little darling has illusions of trying to jump the Grand Canyon in a segway!

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