A few months back I did a little extra child proofing by putting the door knob covers on all the doors we didn't want the girls opening. It turned out to be a bit premature, so Mama took them off while I was at work one day.
They ended up being more of a hassle to us than a preventative measure for the girls as they had yet to figure out the mechanics of the door knob.
That all changed the other day.
It was just about bedtime and the girls were winding down. After their bath, we put a hair band on each of them to keep the hair out of their eyes. Hadley decided she was done with hers, and Brynne agreed shortly thereafter.
I saw Hadley walking toward our bedroom. She paused at the door, holding the two hairbands in her hand. Brynne began dancing around so I turned to watch her.
A minute later I heard the bathroom door shut. The master bathroom door, which is obviously off the master "suite", which can only be accessed by going through our bedroom. I assumed the wind from an open window had closed it, but as I walked toward our room I noticed our door was open - wind doesn't open doors.
Hadley (while her sister created a diversion) had opened our door, opened the bathroom door, opened Mama's drawer in the bathroom, and returned the hairbands to their proper storage location in anticipation of using them again after the next bath. She walked out as if nothing had happened, informing me that she was "all done".
The closing of the door, I believe, served three purposes. First, we've taught them to pick up after themselves and always leave things/places nicer than they found them, which includes putting stuff away in the proper location. Second, they have learned to always close doors. Third, she was covering her tracks.
I guess it's about time to put the door covers back, but I have a dilemma.
If I reinstall them, Brynne won't have the opportunity to figure out how to open a door yet. If I don't reinstall them, the odds are very high the girls will now have free reign to rooms that are not supposed to be accessible to them.
As I see it, I have three options:
1 - Cover all door knobs to keep them in their quarantined area.
2 - Cover no door knobs and give them unlimited access.
3 - Cover only those doors that lead to unsafe places so Brynne can work on opening the other one - which leads to the hall closet.
If I knew anything about blogger technology I would include a vote button here, but since I don't, all I can do is ask for your comments. What do you think I should do?
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