The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Time to take out the trash

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Yeah, so, we recently threw our trash cans in the trash.

I know. We’re so meta.

They were gross, old trash cans with lids that didn’t fit properly, and they were an accident waiting to happen. It won’t be long now before The Boy is on the move, and he could have easily gotten into our old trash cans. Homer had already figured out that he could easily knock the lid off, so I imagine The Boy would be able to do the same in a few months.

So, mighty, mighty good man David bought these awesome, high tech, fancy cans. Seriously. You don’t even have to touch to make them open. You just wave your hand in front of it, and it opens.

Basically, every time I throw something away I pretend I’m a Jedi knight. It’s awesome.

These trash cans represent our first effort at baby proofing our house. Right now, every room is a death trap. Every room is filled with computer and TV cords, uncovered outlets and unlocked cabinets. David’s board game collection is filled with things that Calvin will want to shove in his drooly mouth. Hell, David just noticed this morning that we had a huge barbeque fork practically hanging over Calvin’s little seat in the kitchen. The kid could poke his eye out.

Of course, baby proofing takes effort, and we’re lazy. We’re thinking about just fencing in The Boy like this:

We can just put a bowl of water in there for him or maybe set up a little water bottle like in a hamster cage. Maybe we could even get him a little wheel to run in.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

One thought on “Time to take out the trash

  1. You’re wise to change garbage cans. “Fro it away!” is one of Dashiell’s favorite games right now. I fished my Clipper Card out of the compost not too long ago. You do realize, though, that a garbage can that opens with a wave of a hand is going to be absolute catnip to a curious toddler, right? Talk about a cool toy. =)

    Have fun babyproofing! You can always do what we did: wait until he starts getting into things and then frantically start moving stuff up to the next higher shelf or surface out of reach. Works like a charm until you run out of shelves or until he figures out how to stand on a chair to reach.

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