Finally, after nearly five years, my hands and forearms are going to get a rest.
Today, I de-child-proofed the kitchen cabinets – with the exception of the junk drawer (that drawer has items inside that even I don’t want to touch, or know about!).
As my youngest tried to get his own fork for lunch, I felt bad for him wiggling his little fingers inside the ½ inch space – but he did manage to get it open by twisting and prying.
However, knowing that if they need a spoon to eat their pudding and I am in the bathroom (in the rare instance I actually get to pee alone), he/she can just open it and grab the spoon.
Don’t freak out over the knives – they are so far back in that drawer, the twins don’t even know they exist. Come to think of it, neither do I since I rarely chop/mince/or otherwise, cut up dense food items. And besides, I was thinking, we have one cupboard that has this funky lock on it, I will just toss the knives in there safely – it’s not as if I use them anyhow.
This freedom is going to be great!
Imagine, no more struggling to get a towel to dry my hands on! No more prying to get to the pans (you can all laugh, I do … ) No more straining my wrists to get my $1 sunglasses that are kept in the kitchen under what used to be “lock and key.”
I am contemplating making a sign that reads: “NO NEED TO FORCE OPEN KITCHEN DRAWERS ANYMORE. OPEN WITH EASE. BABYLOCKS ARE GONE. MANAGEMENT.”
This is the final phase of de-child-proofing the house.
However, our oldest still has the baby lock on his bedroom door to prevent the twins from entering it when he is open. But otherwise, his door is open during the day when he is at school. The twins had just turned 4 when they learned their brother’s room wasn’t nearly as exciting as it had been when they were 2.
Come to think of it, nothing in our house is really exciting … except for whatever may be lurking in the junk-drawer.