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Fuming123 · 07/12/2019 21:15

For a bit of back story a relative came by today with their kids to go out somewhere so they could play . Anyway it was all ok, kids had fun etc but this child in particular played up a bit as usual. Now tonight I've done my childs story and everything ready for bed, teeth etc. Went to put them in bed and what do I find?
The safety gate that was on so tight even I would have struggled to get it off has been yanked off literally. I noticed at 7 so I start trying to sort it out and it wouldn't go on nearly as tight or shut at all so was now unsafe. This gate had been left open all day and the kid in question went Into the room so it was definitely them as mine is small enough for stairs to still be a very real danger if they wake in the night. ( Do have a stairgate but don't feel right having no bedroom gate)
It would have taken no small amount of actually trying to yank it off to actually do it , and the fact they succeeded shows it was malicious intent.
So now I am fuming because of the risk to my child and the fact they even thought to do it ( for contexr they have a sibling of similar age to mine so should know better) . Now I am having to sit up stairs all night down the hall to make sure of their safety because I need the person who originally put the gate on to come and redo it which obviously they can't tonight at this time.
Luckily I always have a drink bottle upstairs but I haven't eaten my tea yet, and while I don't mind not having it if it means my child is safe it's besides the point.
I shouldn't be having to worry about my child's safety over the stairs if the kid hadn't yanked it off in the first place. To further more make me angry apparently I'm over reacting by been fuming and it's something all kids do!!

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fruityconfusedhotdog · 08/12/2019 12:37

Has the OP still not told us how old the child is?!

sweeneytoddsrazor · 08/12/2019 12:42

Am I the only one wondering how much an almost professional safety gate fitter charges on a Sunday? Is there a call out fee plus labour? Will there be a need to obtain parts? So many unanswered questions.

QueenOfTheFae · 08/12/2019 12:49

have you had your dinner yet OP?

(btw - how old is your child?)

MintyMabel · 08/12/2019 12:53

With wobbly marshmallow walls and stair gates which mysteriously loosen themselves when you fart next to them, I’m wondering how it would have taken a feat of strength from a ten year old to loosen it.

Whiskerychinsrock · 08/12/2019 12:54

I'd love a 'genuine fuming' section. Yes please!

This thread reminds me of the Ready Brek advert that showed a child of around 12 being carried around in a forward facing sling by his over protective mother Grin

BettyIsABoy · 08/12/2019 12:57

This thread is bloody hilarious!

MissRabbitNeedsAHoliday · 08/12/2019 13:10

Agree, we need a 'genuine fuming' section!

TryingToBeBold · 08/12/2019 18:20

@FenellaMaxwell what a great read! Thanks for the link Grin

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