problem #1: there are all sorts of things on low shelves that they can pull out, tear, break, and utterly destroy.
problem #2: our drawers and cabinets do not have safety latches. why would they, really, when we have no need for such an inconvenience? and in my experience, kids gravitate to the ones with knives and cleaning products.
problem #3: we have a steep staircase with no gate up and, yes, two of our friends have had their children fall down these stairs while playing on them.
problem #4: there is a big stinky litterbox that screams to be played in by little people. they can't resist the smell of poo, apparently.
problem #5: we have no toys and no yard for kids to run around in to get them away from problems 1 through 4.
so, you see our dilemma. it's hard to remedy any of these problems, because a) it's just creepy for people without kids and no baby on the way to start baby-proofing their home and b) we live in a tiny little townhouse apartment with not even enough room in it for the two of us, let alone tons of entertainment for the kiddos.
we're crossing our fingers and praying that things work out with the rental home we're hoping to get into soon. if that happens, the first thing we're going to do is buy some sort of