Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Trouble With Toddlers

I should have known. Daniel's mom told me he did this when he was a kid, and it seems that my boys always follow in Daniel's footsteps. This morning while I showered, the boys were at it again.

It started when I went to the bathroom to brush my teeth. As I was just about to turn on the water for the shower, I heard a man's voice. I ran to the living room and saw that a man had come to the door to sell us something, and the boys had opened the door for him. I slipped behind the door and shut it before the man saw me. Sorry if that was anyone reading this!

I lectured them about opening the door for anyone when Daniel or I wasn't in the room, and then headed back to shower. After my shower, I was drying off in the bathroom and I heard Ethan cry. He sounded really distant at first, but then he started to get louder. I realized I was hearing him from the window! I ran to the front door, and sure enough he was outside on the porch. I again lectured the kids. I told them that their baby brother could have been ran over and killed. Usually the scare tactic works for my bunch.

Daniel's mom told me she had to get those high up security latches to keep him inside as a kid - I think I'll be going to Lowe's tonight to get some. She also told me about Daniel throwing the lawn furniture into the community pool. Now she has a pool at her house - we'd better keep an eye on Avery and Ethan...

(Don't worry - the door to the pool already has the high-up security latches!)


Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes -- buy those hotel door locks! We moved when our oldest was 3 1/2 and I can't count the number of times I'd be upstairs somewhere and hear him open a door. Which door? Dunno, 'cuz I'm upstairs! So we got the locks. Now it's a pain sometimes b/c you have to remember to unlock them so the kids can go play in the backyard, but so much more peace of mind.

Oh Joy! said...

HA!!! Give me some more info on what else Daniel did... I can't imagine him doing that! WOW!!

That's also scary about Ethan outside!! Poor kid!!! Nathan and Ellie put Elijah on the balcony... while I was in the shower... :(

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