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It was nice while it lasted

April 16, 2010 11:39 am

This week, at 2 years 9 1/2 months, Jace learned how to open the doors in our house. No more contained child. We have a true free range Jace.

He had already figured out the lever handles at my parents house as they learned when he came to stay while Steve and I went to Puerto Rico. Every morning they woke up to the pattering of little feet and “Wakeup. It’s wakeup time. It’s light outside. It’s wake up time”.  However, we have knob handles that are rather stiff to turn so we still were able to put him in timeout in his room and keep him there and put him to bed at night and have him stay there. Now, not so much.

Some people have recommended the child safe door knob covers but we have a potty training little boy on our hands so we really do need to let him out of his room at night to pee. And frankly, I would like to encourage that he learn to go on his own rather than laying in bed yelling “mommy mommy” everytime he has to go use the potty.

Oh well, guess all good things come to an end eventually. Hopefully there will be other good things (like a solid night sleep for me) that eventually comes from this new skill.

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