Uh oh.

October 18, 2010 at 10:25 am | Posted in Battles (aka: toddlerhood), milestones | 10 Comments

Since we converted O’s crib into a toddler bed, he’s done really well with both naps and bedtime.

Probably TOO easy.

Yesterday O wanted NOTHING to do with napping. So we left him in his room and shut the door behind us, the child-proof doorknob cover intact.

J and I went back downstairs to the kitchen. When we didn’t hear anything on the monitor, we breathed a sigh of relief that he figured it out and went to sleep.

Two minutes later…

O walks into the kitchen.


Very Proud Of Himself.

We walk him back upstairs to find the child-proof knob cover in pieces on the floor.

He didn’t figure out how to USE it.

He took the damn thing APART.

Oh man.

We are in TROUBLE.



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  1. LOL, your kid is a problem solver!

  2. Bwaaaaah! He sounds like the Wolvog. We sometimes call him the velociraptor after that scene in Jurassic Park where the dinosaurs learn how to open the door. He has pretty much overcome every child lock/barrier that we’ve set up.

  3. They’re remarkably resourceful when they want to be. Rest assured, there will still be nap days. But there will also be days when, er … not. πŸ˜‰

  4. Cleverer still–he did it quietly! πŸ™‚

    Yep, the times where you can fool him all the time–gone. πŸ™‚

  5. Uh-oh! But you’ll have a nice memory on the day he graduates with an engineering degree.

    We just got an extra-tall baby gate for the girls’ doorway, now that they’re out of their cribs as well. Fingers are crossed…

  6. Haha. What a smart chap. You’ll be on your toes now keeping anything from him – or him from it!


  7. I’m laughing, yet am full of empathy. I hope this isn’t the end of napping and the beginning of dismantling the entire house.

  8. LOL! Oh dear.

  9. We had a similar situation in our house on Sunday. M is still in his crib and tried to climb out for the first time EVER. He asked to sleep in a play tent that is set up in his room. So I gave in, closed the baby gate (the one with the big red child proof lever) and went down stairs. Five minutes later he was standing in the kitchen. I asked him what he was doing and he said “I know how to open gates, mommy.” Well, alrighty then!

  10. […] And then there’s the aforementioned dismantling of the child-proof doorknob cover. […]

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