Tuesday, February 3, 2015
I could not take the cabinet obsession Tristan has anymore! I went into special education/ therapy mode. I thought okay Tristan NEEDS a visual. I took the Duct Tape out of the drawer in the kitchen. I marked the kitchen in half. I said, “You can not cross this line.” It was an obvious line. Silver duct tape on a brown floor. My teenage son came into the kitchen and commented that I was smart! Wow I could hardly believe my ears and eyes. First teenage son’s comment AND Tristan would not cross the line. I went to bed thinking this was one of my better ideas…and why didn’t I do this before?!? I should have known something this effective had to have a down side, but what? Brian came home late from work. I explained to him I cracked the code on getting Tristan to stay out of the cabinets. He asked what I did, so I explain it to him. He said it would leave a mark. I assured him it would be fine. Thinking I better not leave the Duct tape on to long, I got up the next morning and peeled away the tape. Oh my, I completely ran out of luck. As I peeled back the tape the floor looked HORRIBLE, the duct tape glue was left on the floor. Oops I guess I didn’t quite think through this plan. Luckily Brian and I could laugh at this together. Until I REALLY SCRUB the floor there is a visual line left for Tristan.