As many a parent can attest, children will completely destroy your house. Do not buy expensive irreplaceable furnishings. Your progeny will jump on it, puke on it, throw it down the stairs, pee on it, kick it, throw it, burn it and so on.
We have officially experienced it firsthand.
We have had a gate in front of Bubbalu's doorway for a few months. He had been doing superb with staying in bed to sleep, so I STUPIDLY took it down. I thought he had matured into a sensible slumbering toddler. (Enter thematic appropriately suspenseful and foreshadowing music : Dum dum DUM...)
The evidence gallery:
Beautiful, no? And there's more:
He is a strong boy, my son. He etched into the wood as shown here:
I read somewhere that being able to draw loop-de-loops was a developmental milestone.
I am PLEASED as punch to announce that he has met this milestone:
I like the angle of this shot...very artistic:
Remember the post that talks about him getting up too early?
And wandering around the house unsupervised?
And why there is a sizable gate blocking his doorway?
Yeah, this is why.