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One 64-inch baby gate: $140.
Two 42-inch baby gates for $25 and a little creative thinking: fucking priceless.
Posted on April 14, 2006 3:18 PM
yikes. no one's getting out now!
laura | April 14, 2006 3:21 PM
I love it. You are a genius!
Dawn | April 14, 2006 3:35 PM
Emily | April 14, 2006 3:36 PM
Mia can unlock and open doors already? Or is this extra protection against putative child abductors?
nrp | April 14, 2006 3:37 PM
Gotta love duct tape!
Nicole | April 14, 2006 3:43 PM
You guys are truly gifted. Duct tape is a miracle thing. Truly it is.
Melissa | April 14, 2006 3:45 PM
Ah yes, the handyman's secret weapon comes to the rescue again!
Elaine | April 14, 2006 3:58 PM
Brilliant!! Way to use your noggin'! :-)
Buzz | April 14, 2006 3:59 PM
Hey, whatever works. I don't know if I would have thought of that, but it's a good idea.
Jessie | April 14, 2006 4:00 PM
a family after my own heart :)
Casey | April 14, 2006 4:04 PM
LOVE it. especially the duct tape portion. ;)
Sarcomical | April 14, 2006 4:13 PM
Why does corporate America think they can out smart Mothers? Because they CAN NOT!
Isabel | April 14, 2006 4:38 PM
Yeah duct tape!
Heather | April 14, 2006 4:39 PM
Is there nothing that duct tape can't fix? That's just so awesome.
Kerry | April 14, 2006 5:26 PM
I think you should now turn around and paint the duct tape pink. You know... so it looks like you just decorated it instead of rigged it.
And it is a great idea. Unless you're short like me and it takes an act of God to climb over the damn thing everytime.
Carrisa | April 14, 2006 5:27 PM
Oh man. I love me some duct tape. There's just absolutely nothing it can't fix!
patricia | April 14, 2006 5:42 PM
Can it still slide open, or are you going to hop the thing? :)
Sara | April 14, 2006 6:09 PM
Manda | April 14, 2006 6:33 PM
duct tape can fix anything!
we have those same gates. except, you know, they're not duct taped together.
crystal | April 14, 2006 8:52 PM
LOVE IT. I'm from South Carolina, so I can appreciate the uses of duct tape. It's like the famous saying:
If it moves and it shouldn't, use Duct Tape.
If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40!
Stephanie | April 15, 2006 12:27 AM
Good thinking, Ms. Fish.
The price of baby items is outrageous.
Check out craigslist for used baby items.
valerie | April 15, 2006 7:14 AM
Great use of duct tape! I see a future post about all the uses of duct tape in child rearing.
Inga | April 15, 2006 10:47 AM
Cool! Can you take it apart? If not I always walk over them. I have the same gates plus the swing type. I've done another way by stacking them ontop of each other when my 1st son started climbing the damn things. That'll really piss off a 2 yr old let me tell ya.
Sabrina | April 15, 2006 4:27 PM
Your not the first lol. Same thing here!!! The only thing I call it is the crotch biter. It gets me everytime cause I am not going to take it down to get past it so I just step over it and at 5'1 I dont quite clear it perfect. Ouch. But it was worth it!
Lisa | April 15, 2006 10:07 PM
You two are brillant.
Autumn | April 15, 2006 11:16 PM
Duck tape rules!
Paulette | April 16, 2006 1:43 AM
Hey, whatever works. I admire both ingenuity and frugality. It's a winning combination.
Traci | April 16, 2006 9:47 AM
Most of the stuff in my house is like that. Awesome isn't it?
Katy | April 16, 2006 1:18 PM
Wait so, how do you open it and ... I'm confused ... but that's not strange!
mrsfortune | April 16, 2006 3:12 PM
I admire you! Awesome.
Rochelle | April 16, 2006 5:47 PM
Damn, why didn't i think of Duct tape?
william | April 17, 2006 9:06 AM
Duct tape saves the day again. What can't that stuff do?
bad penguin | April 17, 2006 10:20 AM
Love that the Duct Tape hits right where the open door is...I am sure the neighbors LOVE it! :)
Laurie | April 17, 2006 12:08 PM
wow. your child is relly effing cute. I bet she probably bites or something because she can make that cute face and get away with it.
anita | April 17, 2006 12:17 PM
Ooooh I never thought of that! We just used the duct tape to hold the KIDS in place!
Amber | April 17, 2006 1:45 PM
HAHAHAHAHA. Dude, now you totally need a sofa on your front lawn.
(I did nearly the same thing for our Miss M. when she was getting out of the bathroom, viva la GHETTO RIGGING).
statia | April 17, 2006 10:52 PM
Was there a picture of that? Cuz I give Vincent about another week before I rip every hair out of my head. So I could use the cactus-fish solution to baby gating.
HR Mommy | April 18, 2006 7:31 AM
LOVE THIS. Mental note has been made. I'm going to need one of these when we move!
christina | April 19, 2006 12:19 AM
Ah, duct tape and mommy spit - that's all you need to cure what ails ya!
Irene | April 19, 2006 10:22 AM
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