Child-proof knobs on most of the doors in the house? Check.
Stationary bike hidden in a locked room? Check.
All choking hazards picked up off the floor? Check.
Baby gate reinstalled at top of stairs? Check.
Instructions about "rules in our house" (arguably, there aren't a lot) dispensed ? Check.
We're watching our nephews (aged 4 & 1) for two days to give some MUCH deserved R&R to our brother- & sister-in-law (he just returned home from a 6 month deployment in Africa). Their baby is a dream--super easy, super good-natured, and more importantly, not a super-screamer. :-) And our Former Baby, the Almost Three Year Old, adores playing with his "older" cousin. They are thick as thieves. And just as sneaky.
This morning, while I snuggled with Baby Nephew and gave him a pre-nap bottle, I listened to the boys play delightedly. I realized, belatedly, they sounded a little "too" delighted. Sure enough, they had found a new game to play that was WAY more fun then any of the others they'd all ready come up with, such as empty-out-the-linen-cupboard, empty-all-the-toys-onto-the-bedroom-floor, or see-who-can-gleefully-scream-the-loudest.
It's called: Flush-Toys-Down-the-Toilet-Until-You-Flood-the-Bathroom.
On the bright side... the bathroom floor is now cleaner than it's been all summer!