Claire, smart for her age though she is (stair rail incident excepted) struggles a bit with the elegant simplicity of the modern age chair. In order to sit down, Claire believes one must first climb into the chair and then pivot awkardly around in order to sit down.
I try really hard not to judge her this. I mean, naturally when you’re like a foot and a half tall even a chair looks like a mount that requires summiting. I think I might get her some climbing gear. In fact, she’s quite the natural little climber. As if the chair deal wasn’t heart stopping enough. Seriously, she’ll try and climb up on to the window sill if you let her. It’s impressive. It’s impressively frightening. That kid.