Monday, May 28, 2012

#MMM - Heat

Yesterday we went to a nearby lake with some friends. Since we didn't learn about going until noon, we didn't really prepare properly. Ok, even if we had known a week in advance, we still wouldn't have been prepared. We didn't bring KP's float for the lake, enough water, chairs, snacks or toys. Despite all that and the heat, we had a great time! And we know what we need to do/bring for next time. KP was unsure of the water until she dunked herself (which scared both B and I and he grabbed her real quick since he was right behind her) and then she LOVED the water. I think he had to pretty much had to drag that child out of the water to eat dinner.

It's still so weird to me having things to do nearby that are either free or super cheap. In Memphis it was at least a 2 hour drive to get to the nearest lake/river. We're talking about going back to the lake we visited yesterday and camping but I'm unsure how KP will do with that one. We'd have to take the fur-baby, too so it could prove interesting. Maybe renting a cabin would be good? I don't think I can take Texas' lack of humidity in a tent overnight 'cause I'm a wuss.

                                                 Isn't that just awesome?!

In other news, we've had to go into toddler safety mode locking down everything. Cabinet and drawer locks, corner bumpers which B bolted to the entertainment center and a door lock. KP isn't even 2 and has learned how to unlock the front door an escape. Luckily the one time she escaped B was outside grilling but it's still scary. She's already learned what she's suppose to do to unlock the child lock but doesn't have the dexterity, thank goodness. Hopefully she won't unlock it until we can get through to her not to try and get out. It's making me feel like I'm in a prison but after her nearly poking her eye out (reason for corner bumpers) and standing on her toes to find scissors in a drawer and the escape attempt... I don't know what else to do. Everytime she does something like that we talk to her but it's not "clicking" yet.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get through to a toddler about safety?

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