Quick disclaimer: We are incredibly fortunate to have found a place to rent in Kearney that has enough space for our family. It is in a great neighborhood, has a backyard, swingset, double car garage, etc....
However, this house has some issues.
We suspect it was designed by Mike Brady in the 70's with no concern for child safety.
Problem1: Banister railings too far apart.
We finally put up some twine so Pete would stop squeezing his body through to jump to the lower level. It was either the twine or feed him more so he wouldn't fit through.
Problem 2: Kid sized oven.
Does this really seem safe? My 3 year old and 1 year old can open the oven. Not to mention turning the oven on and setting the timer. There have been many days where I thought the fire alarm was going off but really it was the oven timer. Thanks to the kids we have also come home to the oven being on... but for how long is the real question.
Problem 3: Stairs.
I know this isn't a safety violation per se, but it definitely violates my decor sensibilities. I am talking about the carpeted walls. Maybe this would be considered an improvement in safety.
Problem 4: Fire place.
Notice that you can't see the fireplace in this picture. It is hidden well behind our card table. Thanks to B for his quick thinking. I was tired of cleaning up soot off of Pete's clothes, mouth and face.
Problem 5: Pete
I just wanted to show everyone how good my son is at climbing the furniture. Normally his is standing up trying to turn on the fan!