He's getting really good at stairs. He's also not letting me carry him down the basement stairs anymore, which is a pain in the ass. He insists on doing them himself, so I get to go down backwards holding his hand. Eeeep. And lately, he's gotten interested in the stuff on the shelves. Laundry may not be getting done during the day any more, since we're well into two-ish-ness. Lots of tantrums today. Some of it surely attributable to teething, and probably missing grandma. Some of it probably because he fell off his chair (hadn't strapped him in yet, and was over at the microwave). He'd climbed up on his own (as is usual) but then immediately leaned way over to reach something, fell off and onto his back and maybe bonked his head. Ouch! I wasn't worried in terms of damage (we're talking less than 2 foot fall, onto carpet, and it looked like his butt hit slightly before the rest of him, so really a perfect fall) but he was quite angry that it happened at all.
He finally figured out the Sit 'n' Spin today. After a few days of wanting to play with the switch on the bottom (to turn it to game mode, which I hate -- it's a Simon Says thing), he has spent two days wanting me to do what it says to do, by hand, without him on it. I find this pretty boring. Today, he decided it would be okay for him to sit on it while I did what the game directed -- which is quite a bit more fun, but did get dull after a while. When I quit, he kept going. That was a lot of fun for him, and marginally more fun to watch.
We're talking the Mr. Potato Head toys away for a while because he persists in shoving a lot of the parts way back in his mouth. And then going down the slide. And then throwing a fit when we take them out of his mouth/away. We're sick of it so they are going into hiding until he's through with this round of teething.