What did she do now?

Toddlers are curious creatures. Thankfully I lucked out with one who was happy with just asking why and hearing the answer.

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!

Mama's Losin' It

Prompt #2: What did they get into now?
Describe a time your toddler got into something they shouldn’t have.

Until next time...


Unknown said...

Roflmbo.. I laugh because I apparently did something similar to my dad. He was working in his shop and I was out there with him. I suddenly exclaimed daddy I got it to which he replied great.. after the 3rd round of this he decided he better come see exactly what I got.. It was a cabinet door now removed from it's hinges and me with a screwdriver and a smile a mile wide

Teresa said...

Wow that's amazing. I don't think I've ever heard of a child investigating a structure like that. A radio, tv or some other expensive gadget maybe, but not part of a door. That's pretty cool!

SuzRocks said...

I can see great things in her future! I probably still wouldn't be able to figure out how to take something like that apart (or help her put it back together).

That's so cute!

Kmama said...

Ha! She was pretty talented to be able to take that apart!

Oka said...

I have have 13 years of of toddlers/preschoolers keeping me on my toes

Claremont First Ward said...

I'm thinking engineer for sure...:)

Liz said...

This may only be the beginning!

Now you have to watch out for things you never previously considered.

Mandy (ZenMonkeyMind) said...

Believe it or not, this post actually makes me MISS my daughter's toddler years! They get older so fast!

(btw, you might not remember me, I used to read your blog all the time but I haven't been blogging for about a year... just started back up again with a new blog!)

Kimberly said...

When Thing One was about 18 months, he took all the credit cards out of my purse and put them through the air vents in the fireplace. (It wasn't lit). But I couldn't rescue them all. Had to declare them "lost" and get new ones.

Anonymous said...

That is exactly how my toddler is. Admittedly, I fear she may be a bit behind on talking. (She knows words and if i give her a command or ask her to bring something to me she knows what it is and does it, but she doesn't "speak" much at all.)

But conceptually, the kid is a genius. The things she manages to do never cease to amaze me. Aren't they such fun? ;)