Thursday, December 3, 2009

Childproofing a Fireplace -- Gary Style

A couple of weeks ago, I was getting my hair did at the hair salon when I got an e-mail from Gary. I read it and made some suitably appropriate expletive, causing my hair stylist to ask if everything was okay. It went something like this:

Hair Stylist: Is everything okay?
Me: Well, my husband sent me an e-mail and all it says is, "They ate rocks from the fireplace."
Hair Stylist: Oh no! Your dogs?
Me: No, my children, I presume.
Hair Stylist: Oh. Uh. Well, I hope they're okay.

In case you are wondering, Poison Control said that those fireplace rocks are non-toxic. It's good to know things like that.

Anyway, we now have to really keep an eye out to make sure that the kids don't get in the fireplace. We thought about a lot of things that involved spending money, when Gary had a great idea. We would just use the cardboard box from the stair gate to block off the fireplace. Whatever gets the job done. . . . Gary and I made a few cracks about how tacky it looked, then Gary disappeared upstairs and came back downstairs to get to work on reducing the tackiness of the fireplace child-blocker. Following are pictures detailing the transition:

Isn't it nice to have a fireplace that isn't tacky?!!


Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

P.S. I have been waiting up all week for that post :)

Glad the kids are healthy!

Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Dear Martha Stewart:

There is someone you really need to meet. It is imperative.

You have not met exceptional decorating, design, and creative talent until you have met BGPP.

(even though he yanked the PP Friday out from under me. I have still not recovered. That's another matter.)

Please, Martha---you and your Martha Stewart world viewers are truly missing out.

Stop the maddness. Get Gary.

Don't keep the world from his talent another second.

Get Gary, Martha. Act now.

(And save his wife from him!)

(Laughing------as always.)

Abbie said...

That is awesome!!

Michelle Carney said...

I'm so impressed you have the stuff in your house to make that!

Marissa said...

Wow Gary!!! Very nice indeed! All we did was put the rocks in a ziplock, toss it in the fireplace and put a babygate in front... boy, were we slackers!

Nik said...

That is hilarious. I love it!

Lora Gaxiola said...

Hilarious, and so creative!