Thursday, October 15, 2009

And now with updates...

  • Blood work? Normal
  • Pap Smear? Normal
  • Liver Function? Normal (I KNOW I can hardly believe it myself!)
  • Mammogram? Normal
  • Dress? Arrived (Thank GOD, we leave for the wedding TOMORROW)
  • Gardens? Too wet and cold to go out there!

OK, now to my real dilemma. Baby proofing. My nephews will be 18 months old when they come for Thanksgiving. Keep in mind that I'm OLDER THAN DIRT and Precious YOUNGEST is eighteen. It's been a while since I did this sort of stuff. But I want everyone to be comfortable you know?

I have a baby gate for the stairs and I plan on packing up every breakable object now perched on a low table or shelf. Also my prescriptions will find a home OTHER than my bedside table.

What about my under sink cabinets? I have cleaning supplies in both kitchen and baths. I hate to install latches for five days, are there any other quick solutions? What about the outlets? Do I need to invest in those plug dealios?

What am I forgetting? Help!

9 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What about just putting those door covers on the handles and making sure everyone knows to keep the bathroom doors closed for the duration?

Violet said...

Rubberbands. Just stretch one or two between the handles on the cabinet doors - make them tight-ish so the kids can't still pull the doors open enough to get in.

Jen on the Edge said...

Violet said what I was going to suggest.

Leanne said...

Try crawling around the house on your hands and knees, preferably after drinking, and you'll see everything at their level and then you'll know what to put away or change. Sigh - the things we do. You're a good Aunty...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Or--this might sound mean, but--just tell the parents that it's been years since you've baby proofed--so the cupboards have cleaning supplies and the corners are sharp on the furniture. You'll have some toys/videos/snacks to help entertain/distract/occupy the little kids, but they'll just have to be more vigilant with the kids than they'd probably be at home.
Just a thought.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, glad YOU are normal:)

ree said...

Okay, so your liver function comment made me snort vodka out my nose. ;-)

And Violet stole my line, too.

Holly (me.) said...

I used to get down on the floor and look around from a kiddie's eye level to see what looked appealing. Anything that looked exciting is probably somehow dangerous.

Swirl Girl said...

I agree with Green Girl. Sometimes if you do extra things to baby proof, it makes the dangers more attractive and enticing. The parents' and other guests just need to keep an eye out.