I have had a long standing hard rule at our house: NO playing on the stairs. Stairs scare a mom. The thought of a tumbling body is too much for my heart. But there comes a day when something happens; kids grow up and they all of the sudden can handle a forbidden territory. Second grade comes and, I guess, with it comes a mom relinquishing a boundary for her child. I have to admit, I ignored and avoided this for about the first hour or longer. I just pretended it wasn't happening. I did enjoy hearing the immense giggling and hooting and hollering but I didn't look. And then I somehow relinquished my fear and I got out the camera.