Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part I

When Big Dude was two, he did not speak much. In fact, he talked so little that we ended up in speech therapy for an evaluation. During that evaluation, the therapist gave him a set of keys (real keys) and observed his actions with them.

At one point she turned her attention to me for some additional questions. Big Dude still had the keys.

The therapist had her back to Big Dude, continuing her inquiry about his activities, his abilities, behaviors and speech.

I watched Big Dude over her shoulder.

Look at the keys.

Look at the doorknob.

Walk over to the doorknob.

Inserted the key tip into the screw and started turning.

In no time flat, two screws were loose and the doorknob was hanging from the door. The therapist looked over at Big Dude and saw his handiwork.

She gasped. “Oh, my!”

I had to work hard to keep a straight face. He is his (engineer-) daddy’s boy.


Happy Hump Day! I hope this story brings a smile to your face. 🙂 What kinds of things have your kids disassembled in the blink of an eye? Share your stories below, with a link to your blog in the comments or a pingback!

Have a great weekend and happy trails! 🙂

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