I'm sure I'll keep coming back to this one for numerous stories. My first born was far from perfect(okay, he was pretty damn close) but this second son of mine...he's just plain crazy!
I always saw the child proofing items at the store but we never bought much of it. There was really no need. Sure, we had the outlet covers, but we never needed them. This was 7 years ago. Now we not only have the outlet covers but we have locks on all of our cabinets, baby gates on every set of stairs, a flexible play yard protecting our DVD shelf, a mesh tension baby gate coverring our entertainment center, and doorknob covers that I can't even work
This child eats hand lotion(and dumps the rest on the carpet), dog hair that he picks up from God knows where(ok, it's all over the floor, we got a short haired dog to avoid this crap), and he drinks baby oil. Of course he's only done all of this once(aside from the dog hair which he prefers over dinner on most days). We've learned quickly what needed to be raised higher and what he's able to reach(which is more and more with each passing day). If only I could make him forget how to climb onto the couch...
Everyone tells me it's the second child that drives you crazy. My favorite tagline now is that I wish someone had mentioned this 2 years and 9 months ago. I'm only kidding...mostly.
What's my point you may ask, half the time I won't even know, BUT this time I do. On a daily basis I am reminded that no matter how much toddler proofing we have done, we've barely scratched the surface and that no 2 children are ever the same.
It's a father's(mother's as well) job to protect his children, but what do you do when the child just laughs in your face and shows you that you need to work harder?
And we haven't even started the terrible 2's...pray for us.
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