Friday, August 22, 2008

Child locks for the upper cabinets?

Wow was Deb cursing me today.

As I've mentioned in the past, Christopher likes to climb. And he is pretty strong. And he likes to take things apart. Today he combined all 3 of his strengths to drive my wife crazy.

First, he stood on the chair by the computer, opened the cabinet above the computer (which is at a regular height for a kitchen cabinet) and took down a glass to get something to drink. Note: he didn't climb on the counter. He could reach from a chair.

About an hour later, he is in the family room, which has a gate across the entrance to keep him in when we're doing things like cooking or dishes etc. He really wanted to get to where I was (I was doing laundry). So he pushed the Lay-z-boy recliner from the middle of the room, across a carpet and up against the gate. He then climbed on the recliner and tried to swing over the gate. Deb's mom called just as I caught him and Deb was a little frustrated explaining what he was doing since she was expressing her displeasure at the child when I handed to phone to her ;-)

Tomorrow I get to see where the recliner will fit in my office.

FYI: he is only 2 and 1/2. It is going to get worse before it gets better.

Also, he had his meet and greet with his preschool teachers today. It went really well so we'll see how Monday goes ...


ryssee said...

That's funny! It WILL get worse before it gets better. But more likely it will get worse before it gets worse. (Duh, you grew up with two brothers!)
I like that you were doing laundry.

Chris Curtin said...

I don't think the three of us did stuff like this. At least not that I remember.

I do a lot of laundry. With 5 of us in the house now it is almost a full time job. Of course, I still can do a weeks worth of my own stuff in one load (2 if I wore jeans or dark Dockers) but the whole family is 7 or 8 loads. I will sort it, but Deb has to put it away. I don't know where most of the girls stuff goes.