Tuesday, June 16, 2009

AKA Trouble

Guess who's tall enough to open doors now?


Oh, this has introduced us to a whole new meaning of child-proofing. I've already had to switch out the knob going out to garage because of Josiah's excitement to wash the car (he helped himself out to the garage, fetched his stepstool, opened the big garage door, and hung out in the garage by himself while I was busy putting Laney down for a nap when a Police Officer drove by, walked into the garage, and then proceeded to tell me that I need to keep a closer eye on my child or he would write me up the next time he saw this happen).

We have started closing the bathroom doors because she thinks unrolling the toilet paper is a great way to keep busy for 10 minutes. However, now that she can open doors, we can no longer keep the toilet paper where it's supposed to be....it's now kept on the counter.

And, I can't forget that she (and Josiah) thoroughly enjoys playing in the pantry. And now that she can open the door, I have found canned food, boxes of mac-n-cheese, and various other pantry-stored kitchen items strewn around the house.

Of course, now that she's taller, she can grab things off the kitchen table, our usual dumping ground for bags, mail, emptying pockets (Randy).....and sidewalk chalk, need I say more? Thankfully, I watched her grab the chalk, so I could successfully intervene before our walls and floors were recolored.

Laney is into SO many more and different things than Josiah was ever interested in....we've really had to grow eyes in the back of our heads.

10 comments:

Bev said...

There is real crime on the streets, but yet you get reprimanded for not watching your child? Ugh! Well, at least the officer was looking out for you, but he must not have children otherwise he would've totally understood.

Luckily Lucero has not figured out doors, but we have regular old knobs. She does love playing with the toilet paper though. I've had to shut the bathroom door completely sometimes.

Parkinson Family said...

Oh, the joys. My mom had to call poison control 9 times in a two week period because my twin and I were ALWAYS into something, usually toxic. Just know that you are certainly not alone. You're doing great, Jess.

Trisha said...

Oh my goodness. Let me tell you what I've been told hundreds of times, "You've got your hands full." :)

When they are able to open doors, it's a whole different ballgame.

Christie O. said...

oh my! good times! i just started writing a post about these wonderful times myself! hahahah
there is no shortage of material!

Sab Mad said...

Oh, I feel your pain. Times TWO!

Anonymous said...

what a cute pic of them both! sis

Shelley said...

I'm so glad we don't have that style of door handles! My in laws have them and I remember when Brody was that age it was such a pain to take him there. Do they have any kind of childproof things for that style of handle? I can't believe you got lectured by a police officer!

Mama to little lions said...

UGH! I hear you- I can't tell you how many times I've found JM in our front yard, usually partially naked. Lucky for me, the neighborhood cop is busy 2 stop signs down the street writing tickets for those of us who don't stop long enough at them.

Hang in there and know you're in good company- and we've used poison control's services many many times. Nothing quite like admitting you somehow let your toddler eat a lipstick, nyquil, and triaminic all at the same time...

Mama to little lions said...

I almost forgot- I was told a trick with the toilet paper a while ago- step on it, so it's not round and doesn't unravel quickly- not as much fun to roll onto the floor or fill the toilet with.worked with 3 of the 4 kids here. (There is no helping our youngest)

louann said...

Oh no! Lots of cuteness but so much responsibility!