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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Houston, we have a problem

When I put my two youngest children to bed, I have been safe in the knowledge that they will STAY in their room until such time (i.e. a decent hour in the preferably late morning) as we determine they will be let loose. :P Until today. Today, is a day that will forever be etched in my mind as the day that "safe haven" of their room became known as "Alcatraz" and they are prisoners who are on a mission to escape. Today, Sarah learned how to open her door.
Yes, I will wait for the full impact of that sentance to hit you before I continue....are you calm enough now? Ok, I'll explain.
Sarah, being of slightly shorter stature than most 3 1/2 year olds, has not been able to, until today, completely turn the doorknob enough to actually open it. I don't know if it's because of a slight delay in manual dexterity, or simply because she didn't feel the need to. She, in fact, just became TALL enough to actually reach the doorknob in the last 2 months or so. She could wiggle the knob, but not actually open it. I completely blame her Magnadoodle. She played with that thing for hours yesterday & must have suddenly, overnight, gotten the hand strength in order to turn the handle on the door. This is OT gone bad, horribly horribly bad.
I was sitting at the table, doing a Sudoku puzzle, and Sarah and Katie were happily playing in their room. I heard the door jiggle, but knew in my heart of hearts that I wouldn't hear it open, because, of course, my child can't do that yet. I think I even chuckled and thought to myself, how lucky I was that I was able to put my kids in a safe environment that didn't involve a cage. Imagine my surprise when, a matter of 2 seconds later, I feel a tiny hand patting on my leg. I look down, and LO & BEHOLD! Sarah's beautiful little face is smiling up at me. After my moment of "oh crap" passed, I celebrated this victory with her! I cheered her & told her way to go!!! And then I went online & shopped for those rubberized door covers.

1 comment:

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Uh-oh! You know the saying don't you...once they've tasted freedom...