As I was chatting with my mom, it occurred to me that I shared a very scary event with everyone and neglected to tell what it taught me!
A short while ago, I told you about how my boy had a meltdown and broke the glass in our door. You can read the post here. Well, my Hubby had the best idea ever. Instead of replacing the glass, he put a piece of Plexiglas in its place. It is not in the door tightly, it is just barely holding in there, so when the boy hits it the Plexiglas just pops right out. No danger of breaking glass, no hard surface to hurt the boy’s head – genius.
If the boy hits the door from the inside, it will go through the screen – but hey, you can’t have everything!
At least replacing a screen is cheap and easy. And cleanup is MUCH easier then broken glass 🙂
When you have special needs in the house you have to think outside the box and come up with solutions to fit your needs. This fix may not be appropriate in your home. I am in no way saying that you should just allow your child to smash into your door either. What I am saying is that sometimes our kids are fast and setting things in place to cover your butt is never a bad idea.
Dad for the win <3
Do you have a tip that helps in your house? Please share so that we can support one another on our journey!