Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today in history - Aug 21, 2003

I thought it would be fun to go back and post some stories from my journal, here's one from 5 yrs ago today.

In today's news... we have finally surrendered the kitchen to the "invading forces" after our battered gate finally proved not only useless in keeping out invading toddlers, but was actually aiding and abetting them in their plight to reach "higher ground" (that being the counters). So yesterday I came home to find the gate had come down and said toddlers were wandering freely in the kitchen. :\

On the bright side, it is nice not having to step over the gate anymore but now we have to work on getting them to keep the fridge and freezer closed - they are both so tall they can open the freezer on their own. We had already toddler-proofed the kitchen as much as possible since they were getting in there anyway. The good thing is it's harder for them to get onto the counters now - they can still do it if they try but they seem to have decided it isn't worth the effort.

On a really bright side - they both volunteered to help clean the kitchen last night (without being asked - we weren't even cleaning). Cuddlebug swept the floor with the broom (then swept the carpet in the living room for good measure) and Bearhug mopped with the swiffer mop we use. He knows how to use it, too - he kept squirting the cleaner and then mopping it up :). They are turning into great helpers.

Now if we could just keep the bikes out of the kitchen...


Floortime Lite Mama on August 22, 2008 at 8:31 AM said...

Awwwww what cute pix

Minxy Mimi on August 22, 2008 at 9:51 AM said...

YAY, good boys! We just took our gate down too... its nice because I have short legs and I am only 5'2... now I can walk normal again!


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