We installed a gate at the bottom of the three stairs going from our living room into the library. I suppose it helps to keep the kids where they belong except for the fact that the 2 year old and 4 year old can open the gate. The reason that we had to install it is for our foster care license. We are supposed to have one at the top and one at the bottom but I haven't been able to bring myself to put up the second one. It is only three steps and I can't see a real need for two gates on three steps. Might as well just put on in the middle for good measure. We'll see what licensing says when they come for my yearly inspection.
Taniyah, fortunalty, can't open the gate yet but let's us know, in her own way, that she DOES NOT like the gate in it's current location. I tried to get a picture at her utter dismay but everytime I tried this is the picture I got.
After several failed attempts I decided to get sneaky. I hid around the corner with the camera stuck out. I could see the screen enough to get the picture but she couldn't see me. Finally the results that I was looking for.
And just so that everybody doesn't think that I'm just the meanest Mommy out there. I did open the gate and let her through. And after her VICTORY this is how she looked.
She really does NOT like the gate, at least not in the closed position!