Monday, February 14, 2011

Cabinet Lock Down

I said I wouldn't but I caved. I was at the house with Mac for 4 1/2 days, alone, defenseless against him and I cracked (This was a couple weeks ago when we were figuring out we had a right ear infection). I had had enough of this...
and this...

and this...

So Saturday after Mac's morning nap we loaded up the car and headed to Home Depot where I used my gift cards to purchase a Dewalt drill and a replacement burner for my stove (no the burner is irrelevant to the story but I needed a new one so there). We then went to Target and bought Saftey First Spring Locks. After Target we made a quick visit to the softball fields to see Dad play for a second and then headed home to install the locks.

It was my first time with a drill, I can't say that it was a quick job but that may have a lot to do with the fact that as I was trying to pre-drill holes into the cabinets Mac kept coming over and crawling into my lap to sit down and hang out or to pull things out of the open cabinets.

I finally finished.

And the cabinets now only open about an inch and then we have to push the arm down to open them all the way.

Mac testing them out...

I know you shouldn't delight in the misery of your child but the fact that he got upset when the cabinets wouldn't open made me sooooo HAPPY!!! And it still does! Happy Happy Happy... the picture of him crying makes me smile!!! No more tupperware on the floor, no more dents in the cheap linoleum from dropping pots and pans, no more chasing him down with carpet spot remover from under the sink!

(Yeah, I know. It's only a matter of time before he figures out how to open them and he has already moved on to openning the drawers but just let me have my one, very short victory...)


  1. awwwwwwwww, hahahaha. Woe is Mac!
    We have baby gates blocking out kitchen because the cat's litter box is in there. haha

  2. This evil little post made me laugh too! Haha... And poor Mac!

  3. Ha ha. It made me laugh. He will eventually get over it. Dustyn did and now doesn't even try when we go over peoples houses without locks. Dustyn never figured out how to open them.

  4. Dang, I didn't think about them opening the drawers above the cabinets. Gah!