Adventures in Parenting… the Door Saga Continues

March 16, 2012
Saftey 1st Grip 'n Twist

Before shot of Jellybean's door knob

So what do you do when your child escape from her childproofed room ? Why you upgrade from the basic Safety 1st door knob covers to the super strength covers! Right? Right!

Saftey 1st Grip 'n Twist Door Knob Cover - Defeated

Can you believe a little 2.5 year old did this with her bare hands?

HA! That is what we thought too.  So imagine our surprise when the same thing that happened to the basic door knob covers happened to the extra strength covers. Thankfully this time she decided to come to Mommy and Daddy’s room instead of heading down to the kitchen but still – it is disconcerting to worry that your bundle of joy’s nighttime wanderlust could result in her finding her way outside. After all, if she could defeat the childproof door knobs a simple lock on the back door would be a piece of cake. So what did Daddy do? He reversed the doorknob. This at least buys us enough time to install locks on the exterior doors our of reach and childproof the windows. So far she has not learned to pick the lock but I am sure we will be posting a new adventure soon. This weekend we take the crib rail off and convert her crib to a day bed… I wonder if we should put a lock on her bedroom window so she does not climb down a tree in the middle of the night!?

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Tips for Removing Candle Wax…

January 18, 2012
Tips for Removing Wax
Let’s Hope This Works!

I got this from another Realtor friend today and have to tell you, the thought of actually getting that candle wax out of the carpet has me almost as elated as the possibility of getting the wax ring off of my grandmother’s dresser!

Wish me luck… I hope the paper bag does not catch on fire from the iron’s heat.  That would make a much bigger mess than a little bit of candle wax.  I wonder if this trick will work with regular fabric – I have a spot on an overcoat from a Christmas Caroling party a few years back I would love to have removed.