Think your house is Childproof just because you spent a ton of money on Childproofing/Babyproofing products that you installed correctly? Well, here at Rock Father HQ, our daughter has some different thoughts.
Last week, while I was changing a diaper for my five-month-old, my 3-year-old daughter showed up behind me with a yogurt and spoon (from a "locked" drawer). As she calmly munched on her delicious yogurt (Stonyfield's "YoToddler"), I grabbed the flip camera and asked her just how she did it.
With a full house that's been "childproofed" with plenty of items from Safety 1st and Babies "R" Us, you'd think that the place would be pretty-well locked down. Obviously, that's just not the case. Addie can pull those little outlet plugs right out of their sockets... and she can just about get the gates on the stairs open. I tried putting "locks" on the fridge and pantry, and those were a lost cause that ended up quickly circumvented, removed, and tossed in the garbage.
Maybe she's gearing up for a successful career as a robber of some sort... a "Robin Hood" style character that uses her powers to take from the rich to provide for the poor? On the other hand, perhaps she just wants a snack when Mommy and Daddy say "No." Either way, this little one cannot be trusted.
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About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.
He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger, has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father's Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
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