Friday, January 30, 2009

Well, that's that.

Ace has figured out how to open the ridiculously complicated child gate that blocks things such as our computer room, the litter box, and the cat food, in addition to 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. Right now, he's in the room with me, staring at me as he turns the desk lamp on and off. It's disconcerting.

Seriously, raise your hand if you've been to my house and been confounded by this gate. My mom's over here once a week and she still has to pause before she opens it.

Now he's raising and lowering my blinds.

I'm gonna have to step up my game here. I'm thinking moat and lions.


Sharon said...

When Aidan learned our gate and childproof door knobs, it was a very sad day for me.
Following was baby powder covering our entire bedroom. Him "emptying" the dishwasher.
Stay tuned for many more fun events!

JesusThroughMary said...

Ignatius is not strong enough to open the gate that keeps him in his room at night, but he is strong enough to climb over it. He only did it once, though. We didn't punish him, but we then told him that he's not allowed to do that, that when the gate is up it means he has to stay in his room. And he does. All the time. He always gets up in the morning, stands at the gate, and whines for one of us to open it, but he simply will not climb over it.

I don't know what that means.

JesusThroughMary said...

You might want to look at a gate that is simply too physically difficult for him to open.

Quick, what movie: "I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains."

I'll give you a hint:

Mommy vs. Ace.

Crawdaddy79 said...

Maybe a small catapult that throws him back into the living room?

Or you could fashion a ceiling mounted net to prevent injury.

Nicole Bradshaw said...

Clay has learned to turn the doorknob.

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!!

Kayra said...

oh dear. brace yourself. my twins figured out the security locks on the cabinet doors, and the one on the doors too. Two minds better than one, definitely true!

Emma B. said...

Get the gate like I have. The mechanism is not complicated, but it requires a certain amount of weight to operate.

Jen said...

heh! what lovely fun you are about to have! :)

my captcha is CHING! haahahaha

shiksa said...

Go with the moat. And maybe a dragon. The alternative is a very large sheet of fly paper.

mrs. misenar said...

jude just crawled through???? jude now can turn on the oven...woah!

Amanda Wells said...

I always thought my kids must be geniuses and I am a freaking idiot. The people that make these things underestimate them.