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I am sorry to inform you that dd(20mo) will not be able to visit your home until you put a childproof lock on the lever door handles you have on your front and garage doors. Dd was easily able to open the lever style on the pantry and the bathroom when we visited yesterday and I remember a time last year when Cousin J (age 2 at the time) walked right out the front door (and nobody knew). I have bought you these lever locks in the past and you never installed them so this time I am completely willing to do it myself. If you don't want me to install these locks we are very happy to have you over to our house, meet at the park or go on a hike together but we will be unable to visit your home until dd is old enough to understand street safety and has the self restraint not to go exploring in the garage or front yard by herself.
things that I would love to say but will not....
If Cousin J is standing at your side and crying because she wants to "love gamma" and you are too "busy" playing Scrabble so you kinda hug her say i love you too but im too busy don't be surprised if I immediately pick J up and if im glaring sorry but that was complete BS right there
Nope dd can't play with regular brand name play dough or walmart bubbles sorry and even though i said yeah maybe next year that'll be a no too, NOW homemade play dough with organic food coloring(provided by me) sure but neon orange no thanks
DON'T BUY ANYMORE FREAKING TOYS.... I don't care if there is 1 Melissa and Doug and a bunch of other plastic crap the point is WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE TOYS ALL TOYS FROM THIS POINT ON ARE GOING TO GOODWILL over:
Is my letter too harsh? Would you make any changes? TIA
|Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I bought child safety locks for your front and garage doors on Amazon and they will be arriving next week and I would like to install them asap.... what time is the story time at the library? thursday at 10 right? I would be interested in going to the "Lapsit" toddler story time on tuesdays at 10 that sounds like it would be a better fit for leila..... oh i don't know if i gave you my cell # its blah blah
|<snip>About the locks, when we raised K
and R(BIL and DH) we used safety latches on the cupboards at the appropriate age,
because they lived with us. Parent have to watch their children and
accomplish lots of other tasks. As Grandparents we are not responsible 24/7
as parents are. J and Leila visit, and during the visit we devote our
attention to them, teaching them, playing with them and loving them. If they
want to go outside, we go out with them. If they want to look in a drawer, we
look too. We keep them safe and happy...that's what Grandparents do. We
respectfully decline the offer.<snip>
why? I get the feeling she expects me to leave dd with her (i actually did for 10min on saturday to run to the store(MIL can't really drive) then dd started opening doors and now I'm worried) especially since J's parents do all the time I would never allow them to drive her anywhere but now that they don't want to use the lever locks I'm not comfortable being there so she will never be there alone.
|J and Leila visit, and during the visit we devote our
attention to them
Well I guess I'll have to bring up the time J wandered outside when FIL, MIL and I were all there(I was kinda focused on feeding my dd but still feel horrible) and then explain that I don't feel comfortable with such easy to open doors and that I am sorry that we won't be able to visit their house until dd is older.
Kerrie Mama to DD 10 yo, DS 8 yo and DD 5
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