When I was 2 1/2, my Grandpa Totsch decided that it was time I learned how to climb a chainlink fence. According to my father (as I have no memory of this), Grandpa showed me how to put my foot into the fence and pull myself up. This very much upset my mother, as once I learned to climb, there wasn’t a fenced in yard that could hold me.

It was in that tradition that when Alex showed an interest in climbing the fence at the pool, I totally — most likely without his mother’s approval — encouraged him.

I’ve posted a video on the Baby’s video page.