|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:
- Wordless Wednesday at 5MinutesforMom.com
- Wordless Wednesday at Wordless Wednesday
- Say Cheese! at It's a Blog Party
- Wednesday Window @ Frugality is Free