July 5, 2009
Life with an almost 6 year old
When you're pregnant, you are told of all the many, many safety items you will need: crib, door knob covers, toilet lid locks, refrigerator locks, cabinet locks, safety gates, pads around sharp corners, etc., etc. What they don't tell you about is after a few years, you as parents will need a few safety devices of your own, namely: a lock on your bedroom door. That's right. This is a required item that all parents should make sure that they have if privacy matters to you. If you haven't guessed, one night while Husband and I were, er, um, spending time together, we look up to the sound of our door opening and our eldest son standing in the doorway, asking what the noise was that woke him up. Now don't get too carried away with the visualizations or anything because it didn't seem like we were being especially, um, loud, but it happened anyway. It's bad enough that the whole incident happened. Here's what makes it worse: he told my parents. And then my Dad said "hey, Jacob told me you guys woke him up the other night". Good God help me! After the 30 seconds it took me to figure out what he was talking about, I felt the color drain from my face, and then I realized that Jacob would probably tell other people. How does that come up in a 6 year old's conversation?!?! "Hey Grandpa, can I watch SpongeBob? And guess what I saw Mommy and Daddy doing last night..." But anyway, we don't have a lock on our door, so even though the door was closed, our intrepid son set out to investigate the happenings in his parents bedroom. A lock will be purchased and installed very soon!