19-month-old Chase learned how to climb on top of the dining room table.
Now about 37 times a day, I take him off and he immediately climbs back on. He often stands up and I’m worried he’s going to fall because he’s got the balance of a very heavy drinker.
I started brainstorming on ways to keep him off the table and this is what I have come up with so far. These are just rough ideas so please don’t be judgmental.
1. Install an electric fence around the table.
2. Weigh Chase down with heavy sandbags so he can’t scale anything.
3. Build a moat around the table.
4. Buy alligators for the moat.
5. Buy other children alligator proof wetsuits so they can still get to the table for dinner.
6. Remove toilet and cabinet locks so that Chase will be so busy playing in toilets and eating cookies that he’ll forget all about the table.
7. Search for a new dining room table with a height of approximately 3 to 4 inches so there will be no danger if he topples off. Realize there are no such tables. Start figuring out ways to take advantage of this untapped market.
8. Sit down with Chase and have a reasonable conversation with him about the potential dangers of his reckless behavior.
I’m obviously going to try all these ideas. But just in the off chance none of them pan out, anything you might suggest?
P.S. Hope you all had a very happy Christmas. Ours was good. Very good.