I have a 11 month old who is obsessed with doors, if one is open he will cross fire just to be the one who gets to shut it, so of course whenever I go outside I make sure the latch on the door is in ( we have a deadlock latched door). When he is in bed however I don’t generally bother, my 3 year old knows better then to shut the door when I am outside. Or so I thought.
Mr 11 months was in bed for his am nap the other day when my husband messaged me to take a photo of our aquaponics set up to show his mates at work, so I grabbed the phone went out the front door took a quick pic and in less than 2 minutes arrived back to a shut – and locked -door. No worries, the side door is always open when hubby is at work because he leaves that way…but not today because he didn’t ride his bike, he drove the car. Excellent. So back to the front to try and get mr 3 to open the door for mummy. Cue tears and wailing when he realised what he had done and that I was none too happy about it. “But I can’t do it mummy!” he yelled in between rattling the latch on the door. “Well go and get the stool from the bathroom and try!” I called back, thankfull the neighbours weren’t home to witness me yelling at the door in my pj’s at 10am.
As it seemd mr 3’s efforts to open the door were going to be quite fruitless I called hubby at work, first try rings out but he answered on the second and after a lot of laughing from his collegues in the back ground he headed off home to rescue me. Meanwhile mr 3 is still was still dutifully working away with his chubby, uncoordinated fingers on the latch, and finally, when hubby was about 5 minutes from home, he managed to open the door.
After a lot of sucking up and sorrys I’m pretty confident he won’t be doing that anytime soon! And now, after months of thinking about it, I have finally hidden a key outside for moments like this!
Posted by mom141765, 22nd August 2015