rebecca can climb on and off the pelican rocky thing all by herself now. She usually rides it backwards, but that just shows my preconceptions, and her open mindedness. Last time we were at the playground i was letting rebecca toddle around freely, without hovering over her, and an older german lady walked over to her and took away the little sticks she was toddling around with, and gestured to me that she was going to poke her eyes out. I found that i was bothered enough by the interaction that we had to leave. I had decided that rebecca walking around with sticks was an acceptable level of risk vs learning play. It seems like people often feel that i let rebecca take too many risks.