Understandably, me and Dave are utterly delighted with this latest milestone of progress. What is absolutely not in the least bit delightful about it is the fact that The Poop insists on practising her new skill in only the most specific of conditions. She will not merely stand to command like some performing monkey. The circumstances are to be just right.
a) Be placed on a slippery surface.
Ice/banana skins/wet marble/a greased baking tray/damp patio decking/a highly unsteady playground slide; if it is perilously polished or glisteningly glazed in any way it is THE PLACE in which her standing up will be rehearsed.