Toilets and toddlers…a bad combination. #YMCCommunity

We NEVER had issues, when our daughter was a toddler, getting into drawers or cupboards, climbing on things or throwing stuff into the toilet.
I know, you’re jealous right? And probably thinking of nasty names to call me and curse our fortune.
Well, payback is a B!
Enter our 19 month old Little Dude.
This wee maniac, does ALL of the above, and then some!
He’s walked throughout the house with a box of tissue, thinking he was a flower girl. But before he casually tossed each tissue over his shoulder, he blew his snotty nose in each…and…every…single…one of them.

He’s climbed atop his sister’s dinner table and thrown, our iPod, iPad, cell phone, remotes, books, and pens from the TV shelf.
Our cupboards now don the ever popular toddler padlocks. All of the doors are kept closed because he has an urge to see how everything operates.
Every so often, we are awoken by our alarm clocks turned to full blast static because he’s been mucking with the dials.
The baby gate is practically falling out of the wall because it’s so much fun to run full steam at it like a charging bull.
The other day Captain Distruct-O was keeping me company in the washroom. As a stood up and flushed, he chucked his soother at the toilet as the lid was closing and it went in! There was no stopping the process. I quickly opened the lid, but everything had gone the way of the dead pet goldfish.

Perfect, I’ll I need now is to get blamed by Hubby for the toilet overflowing next time it gets used!
I look forward to this special phase coming to an end. I’m not sure I can handle anymore broken “things of importance” and our daughter has decided that she now requires wearing a helmet around her brother.
Do you have kiddos that reenact a tornado when you are momentarily preoccupied?;

Babyproofing…the next generation.


As parents, we know that at some point during our child’s development, we will probably have to start baby proofing our homes to prevent our curious little creatures from getting into our cupboards, drawers, closets and whatever else their teeny hands can reach. There are dangers from accidental poisoning, electrocution, falling objects and just making a huge mess in general.


Mr. Trouble!


When toddlers attack!!!

This past weekend, I decided that we needed more baby proofing done around our home. I was getting tired of cleaning up messes, closing doors, taking things away and tripping over stuff. When our daughter was little, she never got into anything, but now that our little boy is getting bigger, the curiosity is abundant and a hair tie around the bathroom cabinet isn’t cutting the mustard anymore. So I broke down and loaded up on baby locks.


Babyproofing gear!

So after installing the new “safety measures”, the Kidco toilet lock doesn’t work on our Toto toilet, and the retailer won’t return it (for hygienic reasons) because the package has been opened. The drawer locks won’t work either because the side that the latch is attached to is butted up against our stove, so this doesn’t allow for easy unlatching:( I’ve had to come up with a better solution in the mean time.

SPoon drawer

My current solution.

As you can see, this isn’t the best of solutions. Today the wee dude pulled all 3 drawers open, grabbed a couple of spice jars from the top one and decided that he’s bang them together. needless to say, one of the jars broke and miraculously, he avoided getting cut. I now have the garbage can situated in front of the bank of drawers. He also managed to break the sliding mirror door lock, open the door, pull out a package of lightbulbs and smash them on the floor. AWESOME, is the most appropriate sarcastic remark that I can come up with to describe how I feel about this new mayhem.

I am certain that the baby weight that I am currently trying to lose, will fall off in no time, with the constant chasing around and lack of eating because of the afore mentioned chasing around.

Next on my agenda…developing new babyproofing gizmos to keep my home toddler proof and safe from Captain Destroy Everything.