Another milestone of development. We removed the gate between the dining room and the kitchen. My son is now responsible enough and listens to directions on a somewhat regular basis that we feel safe without a physical barrier between him and the place of sharp and hot things.

Unfortunately, I forgot to put a pad down on the floor where the gate has been for years. It scratched the wood floor. This shadow of the gate will serve as a reminder of the time when we needed a gate, of the time when our children would reach out to touch something hot. As time goes forward, I wonder what shadows will be cast by experiences that we go though as a family.


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