- “Mom, eggs are very FRAGILE.” As if he was telling me something I couldn’t possibly know. “That means that they can break very EASILY Mom.”
- That in the 20 seconds (I exaggerate not!) that it took me to charge up the stairs to check that I hadn’t left a light on in the bathroom or walk-in closet, my three-year-old boy child can open the garage door by himself.
Yes, THE ROLL-UP GARAGE DOOR — the one that opens out to the street.
In 20 seconds flat, he carried a pine stool from the dining room into the garage, climbed up on it and pressed the button, which is WAY up the wall.
I heard the squeal of the garage door rolling as I reached the bottom of the stairs, and my whole body ran COLD. My face must have said it all because he immediately blurted out, “Sorry, Mom!”
Whereafter proceeded a very stern lecture about NEVER opening the garage door. Not until he was at least 26 years old.