Just that really. I am still recovering from what ds2 (2.10) did at the weekend: pressed a button on a small remote control which had been left on the coffee table. This caused the lid on the side cabinet to open and a tv to start sliding up. Only problem was that the sideboard was currently being used to display a collection of antiques, which came spectacularly crashing down, one by one.
Estimated damage : one hundred thousand euros. And that doesn't include damage done to the parquet flooring from where the marble clock smashed on it.
Please come and tell me your tales of havoc caused by toddlers.
What kind of idiot puts one hundred thousand euros worth of antiques on top of the tv cabinet and then leaves the remote control accessible? At any time, let alone when there is a toddler in the house.
That’s a very, very strange arrangement.
They obviously don’t use the TV much so why was the control out?
wow, what a stupid place for them to put expensive antiques.
I think the worst damage my daughter did as a toddler might have been turning the cooker on while my friend was using it as a surface to put her laptop on. Worse still she was borrowing it from someone else.
There was also the time when she smeared sudocrem over my friends bedroom carpet.
Noooo! Though you'd think the remote control would have been put somewhere safely.
Not quite as bad as yours, but we went for a playdate with a few other kids when DS was small, and they decided that the host's cream bedroom carpet was the wrong colour, so the whole gang got busy with a pot of paint to change it to purple.
DS was also caught (with his BFF) pouring a whole set of expensive Clarins products down the loo.
The owner of the antiques doesn't have children I'm guessing. Like when we went to stay with my DSis and she was baffled why I was lifting kntting needles, nail scissors away from gouge-able cabinets before toddler DS saw them.
I'd agree. This is stupidity on the part of the owner, not your toddler. Had they poured their drink into the TV, your fault, but this ws pressing one button. The control needed hiding away.
Omg!!! That is a shocker. And also as everyone else said. Silly place for antiques! We are currently living with in laws in lovely house with stone floors and lots of expensive things. This morning he brought a brass old telescope on a big wooden tripod crashing down! I live on tenderhooks! 😂😩
Well I’m not sure why you’re being so aggressive towards the person whose belongings you have damaged, you sounded remorseful at first but clearly you’re not in the least. People who don’t have toddlers just don’t foresee issues in their homes; when mine first started walking I did some idiotic and very obvious things wrong because I just hadn’t had to think about it before.
If you go to someone’s house who doesn’t have kids, supervise them constantly and don’t let them get hold of remotes, quite basic!
Presumably they have insurance but I would be apologising and meaning it.
Nothing nearly that bad so far. But my mother in law is insistent that the children have to be sent off to 'explore' each time they visit her house and that adult supervision would absolutely spoil the fun. She has an upstairs drawing room full of Chinese ceramics (including three large floor vases) which is not off limits. Every visit is terrifying.....
I would actually be quite concerned about a mechanism that has the strength to open with a marble clock on top! Surely this shouldn't be allowed? Crush injuries could be really serious if this opened under that amount of resistance and it was actually a little one that had climbed on top.