Or so I thought.
GG was a joy as a baby. She slept through the night early, excelled at eating, hit all her milestones on time, and never really caused any trouble. Until she was a toddler.
GG was the child that we didn't need to baby proof for. We bought a baby gate to keep her out of the kitchen and off the stairs leading to the second floor, but it wasn't necessary. She was free to roam the house. I guess we put too much trust in our little girl because one afternoon she presented us with some gadgets.
In one hand she had a screw and the other hand she had a long metal tube. For the life of us we couldn't' figure out where she got those things an why she was interested in them. That led us to walk around the house searching for the source of those metal objects.
After searching high and low we found our answer.
It was summer and we had the backdoor open to let in some fresh air. The screen door, which is ugly as sin, must have glowed in GG's eyes. She wanted to know how it worked. She took the screw out and pulled off the "arm" that connected the door to the wall, but she didn't know how to put it back together. In the mind of a toddler, when in doubt, ask mom and dad for help.
The husband and I had a good laugh at her expense. To this day we still talk about that story. Perhaps someday our little girl will be a great engineer!
Describe a time your toddler got into something they shouldn’t have.
Until next time...