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Monday, March 15, 2010

This is Going to be Trouble . . .

In an effort to be proactive, when we realized that Shaila would be trying to sneak out of the house the minute she knew how to unlock the door, John got this nifty lock from Home Depot that he could put on the top of the front door.

It's like a magnet - and it makes it impossible for those who are "vertically challenged" to open the door without the help of a chair or ladder.

So . . .

The other day, I stepped away for a minute to take a conference call. I came back into the main area and heard the distinct sound of a very familiar gasp, the thump of feet running back into the family room and the bad acting skills of a 2 1/2 year old as she began singing an off-key version of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider."

All very suspicious.

And that's when I saw this:



She dragged her chair to the front door.

What do you think is going to happen when she is 16?

XOXO,
Kiran

33 comments:

singedwingangel said...

oooh perhaps it should have been put a wee bit higher lol.. She sounds resourceful that is for sure..

Michael Halbrook said...

We put a similar lock on our door to keep the boys in. I didn't realize that it would also cause problems for my mother-in-law, who is much shorter than the rest of us. The first time she was at our house watching the boys and I returned home, I knew from the look on her face and the presence of a similar chair at our front door that I was in trouble.

Amber Page Writes said...

Uh ooh. You're in trouble, lady. Of course when I wanted to sneak out as a teenager, I didn't bother with the front door. I just climbed out my window and down the porch...

Kellyansapansa said...

Absolutely, she'll be out the window, not bothering with doors!

MiMi said...

Oh geez, that's scary! LOL
We had to get one of those locks when my 4 year old figured out how to un-do the deadbolt. He'd constantly be opening the door and it freaked us out!

SaraPlaysHouse.com said...

Oh Kiran! Our girls will never be 16. They're going to magically skip over that age right to 22 when they love their Mommies again.
(And I will not believe anything to the contrary. So stop it.)

T!nK said...

HAHAHA. that's adorable.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Good luck girl! Is her bedroom on the first floor?

Maven said...

On the plus side - that girl is SMART!! (like her mom :-)

KLZ said...

Oh my God, that picture is so funny. At the same time it must have stopped your heart a little bit. All the time when Alex does things I think "Oh God...what is this a prelude to?"

It's like a live with a movie monster. I never know what new "skill" is going to jump out at me.

Rebekah said...

I'm simultaneously laughing and making a note to add that lock to my shopping list this weekend...

MommyLovesStilettos said...

Oh I'm praying for you when she turns 16!!

Salt said...

Ooooo you are in for it!!! That's a pretty sneaky lock though. Maybe by the time she's a teenager, someone will invent some other new kind of lock for you to use. :)

Ams said...

Uhohhhhhh you are SO in trouble... lol... that is too funny though. Kids kill me. The worst is when they learn how to open the doors, all of our confidence as parents goes out the window!

foxy said...

Sounds like you've got a looooooooong road ahead of you, girl! She's a smart one!

Newlywed + Unemployed said...

Wow - she is gettin' a head start! o.o I love that she left the chair there and tried to pretend like she hadn't done anything. Pray she doesn't learn how to clean up the evidence for a long time.

Amy said...

That is so funny Kiran! I love how you recognized the "suspicious" behavior immediately!

Before having a child I never knew I could be such a super sleuth detective;)

Lemon Gloria said...

Clever girl! You are most definitely going to be in trouble.

Anna See said...

good luck with that. :)

webb said...

Unless you lock your girls in a closet at 11, they will be doing at 16 EXACTLY what you were doing - and that, of course, if why you are worried - as are we all! All you can do it try, altho with such a clever little one... you are up against stiff competition! Good luck.

AJ said...

:) Fabulous. You have one too.

I have never known such a resourceful (read: sneaky) child as my darling daughter! LOL!

Amanda said...

You're going to have a good time in a few years then. :) What a smarty-pants you have!

Sarah said...

Ohh. That's one smart little girl!! Better watch out.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Oh my word. Your Karma is going to be severe, love. If she can try to pull this chaos off now? She is going to be super fun as a teen.

I'd just lock her in your tallest tower now.

The Only Girl said...

Uh Oh . . . she's clever and you're in trouble! Have you thought about an all girls boarding school?

Ruby said...

oy! you ready for the day you catch her sneaking out. lol jk that is too cute and oh so scary. the beginning of a scary time. when kids escape. i currently have a run away bride aka little lady and a run away climber HELP!

Sara said...

Uh-oh, she's resourceful.

Start giving her coffee instead of juice and cigarettes instead of carrots.

Maybe you can stunt her growth.

JennyMac said...

HAHAHAHA...little trickster. TOO cute (and I love how she attempted to throw you off track with a song...haha.)

Allyson said...

I think when she's 16, you should consider moving to a 34th floor loft...in the middle of the desert. And give her a car without a muffler. And perhaps go ahead and insert that GPS tracking device in her little neck now. But she must have gotten all of that craftiness and creativity from SOMEWHERE. I just can't imagine from where...hmmm...truly, a mystery.

Karls said...

When she's 16 it will be the window - grill up now, before it's too late!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Lock the windows. My daughter is doing this but it's the screen door. I need to find a safety lock for it. If, you know of one please let me know.

anita said...

Well- I hate to remind you of you...but I am guessing you know full well what will happen when she is a teenager :) And given Cole's sneaking out tendencies, as well... I have finally found the one good thing about not living closer to you. Which is that I will not have to face the day that you are chasing (or hunting) down my son because of the wild genes our chilren inherited from us:)

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Oh girl! I feel your pain. My two year old is a flippin Houdini. We may have to pad lock the front door! :)

 

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