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No Questions Asked [Feb. 19th, 2012|08:54 pm]
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When you live with a four year old (excuse me, almost-five-year-old), you learn that certain questions simply do not need to be asked.

Questions like "who put this green sock in the doorknob guard?" or even "WHY is this sock in the doorknob?".

You don't bother asking because the answers are "Timothy" and "I don't know."

So you learn to just skip straight to the ludicrous-sounding pronouncement "Timothy, please don't stuff your socks into the doorknob." In case you wondered what being a parent is like, it turns out a lot of it is saying sentences you never would've even dreamed of needing to say.

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-02-20 06:35 am (UTC)
Another parent thing.. It prevents toddlers and young kids from being able to turn the knob. You can see the exposed hole on the side? There's one on the opposite side too and you have to get a finger through each to grip the knob.

Basically, childproof cap for doors. :)
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[User Picture]From: singingnettle
2012-02-20 08:48 am (UTC)
We have these...for our cats.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-02-20 07:00 pm (UTC)
That's both frightening and amazing! :)
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[User Picture]From: singingnettle
2012-02-20 07:57 pm (UTC)
One of them is a half-Bengal of what we think is not more than a few generations removed from a felid ancestor, since she looks and acts only marginally like a domestic cat. She has extra digits that she uses as functional thumbs (we have photos of her using them that way) and, judging by the children's educational toys she can manipulate and puzzles she can solve, is probably about as intelligent as six or seven year old child (although 'intelligent' is a loaded and fuzzy word). She's kind of scary. It's for her sake that I cleaned Toys R Us out of child-safety devices. It's a by-product of our alien cat that our house is safe for small children. :-P
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