You see, Teddy had an 1850 Oliver tractor on a shelf that's about 6 feet off the ground in his room where it should be perfectly safe from Teddy's curious hands. Should be.
Except Teddy likes to climb. He tries to climb the boxes in his closet to see what he can reach, so we spread them all in a single layer. He doesn't have the dexterity to stack the boxes on his own ... yet. But he has figured out that if he pulls out the drawers of his dresser, he can magically become taller. Sometimes he's tall enough to pull his lamp near the edge, remove the light bulb and place it in his top drawer along with 5 pacifiers. Dave and I each caught him on top of his dresser on two separate occasions, laying flat on top, quite proud of his accomplishment.
Let's just say that this week he scaled all 4 feet of his dresser for (at least that I know) the third time. Except this time, he moved beyond laying on it to the tall kneeling or most likely standing position. Then he reached out and got two items from his shelf, which is about a foot or so away from the dresser. I'm guessing he might have grabbed the compass first and that the tractor might have fallen when he attempted to grab that since it was (at least before becoming 4 separate pieces) rather heavy. It's intended to be a model tractor for display as opposed to a toy tractor, although Teddy was indeed playing with it when I entered his room.
|I reckon this is why these are model tractors, not intended for play or falling 4+ feet.|