Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Grace's favorite place in the house

Isn't the Tupperware/Rubbermaid cabinet every kids' favorite place in the house? 

Grace could keep herself busy for hours pulling everything out of this cabinet.  She examines every lid and every bowl.  She takes things out.  She puts things away.  She climbs in.  She pulls stuff in with her.

I sent Joe a text message at work one day, telling him it was time to put the safety latches on the kitchen cabinets.  Meaning all of the other cabinets in the kitchen:  the pots and pans cabinet, the glassware cabinet, the cabinet under the sink with all the dangerous stuff. 

I really didn't care if she got into the plasticware cabinet, it keeps her busy when I am cooking or cleaning up (the rest of) the kitchen.  Sure, I have to re-wash the bowls before I store anything in them to get the baby drool and any stray dog hair cleaned off of them.  The fact that she's not begging me to pick her up while I'm stirring something from the stove, makes the extra work or rewashing the bowls worth it. 

I wasn't paying attention when Joe was adding the safety latches and he put one on this cabinet.  The next day, Grace walked over to her favorite cabinet and tried to open it.  She pulled and pulled and screamed and cried.  Her heart was broken. 

She forgot about it for a couple of weeks, until she saw me putting away some stuff from the dishwasher while she was sitting in her high chair.  As soon as I took her out of her chair, she ran to the cabinet.  Again, she was heartbroken. 

I think I'll get the screwdriver and take the latch off of that cabinet.

I'll be sharing these photos with the following photo carnivals this week: 


April said...

Very cute! I linked to you through Wordless Wednesday, I hope you will check out my blog and add me through GFC!

sara said...

Aw, so sweet! My kids LOVE the tupperware cabinet. It's how I always keep them busy when I am cooking dinner. Well, it's how I keep the Little one's busy while I am cooking:) Great pictures.

Kristen said...

My kids used to love the tupperware cupboard, too. I can just imagine how sad they'd have been if there had been a lock on it. I agree that you should get out the old screwdriver and open it up for her. She will be so happy!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I would take the latch off too. Those phases last for SUCH a short amout of time, she'll be crawling in there for a few months tops. I have let my kids do things like that before too.

There are so many things that we have to say "NO", to. It's so much more enjoyable to say YES to things. :-)

Alea Milham said...

She is so adorable! I don't put latches on my pots and pans cupboard or my tupperware/pyrex cupboard. The pyrex is tough enough that my wild little boy has not broken any of it putting it in and out of the cabinets. His favorite is when I fill the big tupperware that's a bowl with water and let his ducks swim in a pond.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

What a cutie! :) I remember my children used to love playing with my tupperware and plastic spoons. :)

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