Next...It's no secret that when I came along, I brought with me the neccesity for Mommy and Daddy's life to change. Some have been significant (did Daddy really think he would be raising a two year old at this point in his life?) and some pretty minor...like the need for barstools with backs and arms. I have really, really, really wanted to sit at the counter in the kitchen, but our old barstools provided no barrier between the hard stone floor and me, and since I am such a big girl now, I never wanted anyone helping support me. Now, I can sit at the counter all on my own! Mommy says it's a perfect combination of safety and independence.