We have a Houdini in the family.
We purchased the best lock we could find to keep Brooks in his room, not only to prevent him from waking up everyone in the house at 3am... but also for his own safety! And now that he is no longer taking a nap, it is even more crucial for him to get his rest... and when he wakes up at 5am and can't get out of his room, he will go back to sleep on is own. But all that is compromised when he can get out of his room that is locked with a lock at the top of the door frame (which is at least 4 feet above his reach!).
But after ruling everything out (like me forgetting to lock the door, or his brothers opening it for him), and even locking myself in his room and failing to get out, I concluded that he just might be a genius!
So I took Brooks into his room armed with my camera, and told him to open the door. This is what he did... and this is how he explained it.
"First I did this!" (He also successfully used a sword, but he preferred the "hook" approach by putting his race car tracks together in a hook formation.)
"I climb up here." (then he climbed up on the nightstand that is right next to the door)
"I go like this!" (Then he simply uses his "hook" to move the latch over)
"See? I did it!" (One smart kid!)
Now I know why he often insisted on sleeping with his sword and tracks. That very day, I moved the night stand away from the door... and removed all paraphernalia that may be used as an escape tool. BUSTED!
Last night he slept in til 8am! Hallelujiah!
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