Friday, September 10, 2010

The Joy of My Life...

Riddle me this:  What does it say about me, when the below pictured item, made me absolutely giddy?

This lovely gate, which , by the way, I made two trips to Wal-Mart in the same day (once with one child, the next time with 5) just to purchase it.  Don't forget, I live in tiny-town...Wal-Mart is not next door.  The first time I didn't think they carried one long enough.  So I checked two other nearby stores.  Nada.  But, turns out, had I talked to my husband before my first trip, he could have suggested hooking it to the cupboard then, making the gate at Wal-Mart totally doable. 

Answer to Riddle:  I watch a couple of one year olds a few days a week.  I have a Basset Hound that can't resist food on the counter.  I have three boys who can't seem to remember to stay out of the (tiny) kitchen while I'm cooking.  

Who knew a small gate could fix all my problems?  ;)


  1. Yeah! So glad for all the challenges this one "small" item conquers!!

  2. Isn't it amazing how one simple item can solve so many problems? It's kind of like putting up with an ailment and after getting professional help and feeling better you wish you had gone earlier. Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Love it. :) I figured Gus was a factor in this gate.

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  5. We use ours to keep our doggy from peeing inside at night. Little sneaky dogs.

  6. It IS true...
    The little joys in life are the BEST!
    Glad you got a gate and glad it made your day!

  7. I was super giddy to put a lock on my door going upstairs. :) I told Ethan our guests will think we're freaks that lock kids upstairs. :)

  8. I have a tiny kitchen to and an 18 month old who likes to scavenger for "snacks" and empty my cabinets...thank goodness for gates!

  9. OH, yes, I think a lot of us have "love affairs" with baby gates. We have 3 at the present time to keep our Grandchildren where they need to be. :o) Blessings for a great week!


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