The Time is Here

I have been putting this off as long as possible.  But I cannot procrastinate any longer.

I have enjoyed my freedom, but all good things must come to an end.

It’s time to brave the chaos that reigns in the basement and dig out from under piles of unpacked moving boxes and cobwebs…

The dreaded baby gates.

Because we have recently discovered that Baby has Stair Climbing Super Powers. Case in point:

becca on stairs

In which she can make it from the playroom on the first floor to her room on the second floor in five seconds flat. Seriously.

If it’s too quiet down here, I can be assured she has found her way upstairs.

And is most likely tossing clothes out of dresser drawers.

Or worse yet, bathing in toilet water.

So the time has come to barricade the stairs.

And for the next few months, I can look forward to straddling the gate every time I want to access the stairs and the inevitable injuries that are sure to result. Good times!

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  1. I totally hear you on the injuries caused by the baby gates. My knees are black and blue. But, it has to be said, it’s better than my baby playing with cat litter and eating cat food. (Thankfully I don’t have stairs to contend with) Good Luck!

  2. Baby gates, ugh! I am too lazy to open them so I step over. I’ve tripped myself more times than I can count. Serves me right I guess. 🙂

  3. Think of it as taking your exercise routine to a new level! 🙂 If it weren’t for stairs, my large butt would be sagging around my ankles.Gads!

  4. Oh yeah, the first kid or two I was waiting for the baby to start walking. After that, I was cursing the day!LOLMY “preemie” who was supposed to lag behind, walked at the age of 10 months!!!She was climbing the stairs at 8 months!It was then that I decided for sure that she was the last.

  5. Why not get a baby gate that opens and shuts easily enough so you don’t feel inclined to step over it? We’ve had ours on the stairs for the last 3 or so years and we just open and close them as needed (and the bigger kids have learned to do so too).

  6. Jordana – great idea. Love those. But our stairs don’t allow us to use them. I only have spindles to attach something to, so we have a broad gate wedged in there between the spindles. I do have 2 of the gate with the foot peddle from our old house, and we’ll probably use those to gate off our kitchen/family room area. Haven’t gotten around to it yet, tho.Novaks! 8 Months. Oh my soul. I’m so glad I have late walkers.

  7. Oh I feel for ya. I hate those baby gates. With my freakishly short legs I always had a hard time straddling those things.

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