Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu

Does fixing the door make me a bad parent?

I finally got tired of Laurel accidentally closing herself in her room. The door has too much space at the bottom to wedge a doorstop in there (it's just over an inch short of the frame, hung flush at the top) and it's such a cheap hollow core I was afraid to pick up one of those nice catching doorstops. (It's two sheets of woodgrain laminate with pressboard around the edges, and they separate regularly.) So today I picked up a hook-and-eye latch while we were out running errands and installed it, screwing the eye through the door into its framing so it *should* stay.

I'm half-afraid this makes me a lazy parent, but between the frequent shutting herself in while playing in her room (the knob's hard to turn _and_ the door constantly sticks) and the teeth-hurting noise the door makes when it's stuck and I'm trying to open it, it was either find a way to keep it open or remove it entirely.
Tags: 618.928_sensory_integration, 648_housekeeping, laurel

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