My toddler (the newly turned 3 year old) occasionally likes to use the doggy door as his method for exiting our house and entering the coveted backyard. There is a panel that covers the flap of the doggy door and must be slid up from the inside in order for the doggy door to be used.
So, in the past someone bigger, like an older sibling, had to open the doggy door before my toddler could crawl out.
But, not anymore.
His three year old self can now slide that little panel up and crawl out the flap whenever he feels like it!
The other morning as I helped his big sister with her shoes before school, I looked up to discover my toddler in the backyard of his own volition!
The following conversation ensued:
Me: "How did you get outside?"
Him: "I came 'frough the doggy door."
Me: "You know, doggy doors are for dogs. And you are not a dog, you are a person."
Him: "Doggy doors are for dogs and persons!"
So, anyone ever heard of a toddler-proofing device for a doggy door?
This whole door that cannot really be shut reminds me of the Bible verse:
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: "The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Rev. 3:7-8
And the concept of open doors has been a big one in our life lately as we've taken a different direction with our lives through initiating the process to adopt a child into our family. Crawling through that open door on our hands and knees has lead to other doors, some opened and some closed.
We are thankful for the clarity God has provided us so far and we pray for the courage to walk through the open doors He sets before us and for peace over the ones that are closed.
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