Friday, November 30, 2012

Oh dreaded day

The day I've been dreading ever since Mr Oliver started walking has arrived!

Yesterday afternoon Oliver realised he is now tall enough to open doors. I caught him cheekily opening our bedroom door and running inside. Coming back out. Shutting the door. Opening it again.... Great! Thankfully he doesn't know how to unlock a deadbolt otherwise we'd be in trouble with the front door!

Then just as I was recovering from the realisation that no rooms were no longer off limits for my little explorer, he decided he wanted to climb. For the first time, ever. I had been thinking I didn't have a climber on my hands, but oh no...

It started out innocent enough - first he sat on his little chair. Then he climbed from his chair to his table...


Pleased with himself, he sat up and realised he could now reach the computer desk...


I think he thought the mouse was a remote...


Then in the blink of an eye, he was up on the computer desk bashing away at the keyboard!


Eeeeek!!!!! Nothing is safe anymore... Time to find a new spot for his little table and re-evaluate furniture placement!!!!

15 comments:

  1. I have climbers. I am constantly rearranging the furniture. One morning we woke up to a 100 + degree house, because my little monkeys found the thermostat. Thankfully, we have old door knobs.
    Take a deep breath, boys will be boys ;)

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  2. Hehe. Our little Maile is turning into quite the climber, too! The biggest issues we've had with doors is that from time to time, she'll shut herself in a room, and be unable to get out ...

    Such a cute post!

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    1. Haha! Ollie has done that too. They think it's hilarious til they realise you're on the other side and they're stuck lol

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    1. Enjoy having a non climber while you can!! :)

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  4. what kind of door handles do you have? ours are the dutch style of course, and andre just unscrewed them and turned the handles vertical. Totally stops a little kid from being able to open them (and some adults too when they come over to visit!!)....

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    1. I don't know how to describe them - not round, but just a handle? They have been put on quite low which is why he can reach them. That's a good idea on turning them though - gonna put Mitch on the job this weekend!

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  5. ahh that is hectic to think of baby proofing, but your little one is ADORABLE so it's worth it!! :)
    i love your darling blog and i'm so happy to have discovered it!
    new follower..xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, happy to have you here!

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  6. Haha! My boy loved to bang on the keyboards when he was younger. Got to keep those away from young kids.. Lol.

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    1. They just love the noise hey! I'm having to put mine right at the back of the desk out of sight now cos otherwise he can pull it off the desk :(

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  7. I'm just happy to read again that Oliver is developing like a healthy, skilled toddler, but sorry fot you.yes as far as I know in most Dutch families its common to put the door handles vertical forthe toddlers, just to postpone the trouble a few weeks (months?)

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  8. I'm just happy to read again that Oliver is developing like a healthy, skilled toddler, but sorry fot you.yes as far as I know in most Dutch families its common to put the door handles vertical forthe toddlers, just to postpone the trouble a few weeks (months?)

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    1. Ah, so it's a Dutch thing! I'm willing to give it a go :)

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