My daughter and son love each other very much. They are three years apart in age. My son is still in his Godzilla mode(terrorize and destroy…but not meaning to) and he adores his sister. My daughter has reached the age of intricate stories with toys, and not always a fan of having her little brother come into her room. While they do play nicely most of the time, there are the cases where my daughter doesn’t want her little brother in her room.
My daughter has always been good about not slamming her bedroom door on her brother’s fingers….but….not going to lie…I feel like it could happen by accident at some point in time. As a parent all we can do is put in place safeguards to help prevent accidents.
Thank you Pinterest!
I saw a trick for creating a doorstop with a pool noodle(long foam stick looking thing-very technical term…lol!)
Luckily it is now approaching pool time, so pool noodles are now at our local Dollar Tree(everything is $1). For the price of $1, I thought I’d take the risk and try this project:-)
I decided to tackle this project this afternoon. I grabbed the pool noodle that I had purchased and my trusty steak knife, and cut the pool noodle into four sections.
I then took my knife and cut down the center of the noodle to open it up.
I then took the pieces to my son’s and daughter’s room doors. I was really skeptical that I wouldn’t need anything to attach them and hold them to the door, but….I was so wrong! The tension in opening the noodle held it firmly to the door. I put it at the top so I don’t worry about my kids taking it down…yet…
I love that I now have peace of mind that my children’s fingers will all be ok(at least in this area) and it cost only $1!!!!! This would also work great if you needed a door jam for keeping a door open(ajar):-)
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort