Sunday, December 14, 2008

WD-40 has ruined my life

Every night, we spend a lot of time trying to get Kaylani to sleep, and after we do so, we sneak out of the room as quietly as can be to make sure she stays that way. She sleeps pretty well regardless of what noise we make, but still, just to make sure, we try and let the humidifier be the only noise in the room. And every night, we get out of the room silently, and then it happens:

The damn door. I don't actually think it's ever woken Kaylani up, but the squeak is so loud and annoying that we always plan on picking up some WD-40 the next time we're at the store to make it stop. And today, we finally followed through. We were wrapping up our Christmas shopping (no pun intended) while looking for some stocking stuffers at CVS, and came across WD-40 (not in the Christmas aisle). We were so happy that we remembered to actually buy it...until we got home.

When we got home, I sprayed the hinges on Kaylani's door to make sure the smell was gone by the time it was bedtime. I moved the door around, and there was silence. It wasn't until later that I would realize that the sound from the door was the least of our problems. We started Kaylani's nighttime routine a bit early since she looked tired. We changed her, washed her up a little bit, and Mommy nursed her real good to try to add a few minutes to the sleep time. It was all going so very well.

Then, Mommy silently slipped out of the room, silently closed the door so that it was open only a few inches, and started down the stairs. But then, it happened:


She turned around, and the door was wide open. So she went back, and closed the door again. And again, the door slowly returned to its wide open position. Next, we tried again and closed the door a little bit more, so that it was in the frame but didn't "click", and that worked for a second, but only for a second. The only way to keep the door remotely shut was to "click" it shut.

Damn you WD-40. Sure closing the door fully doesn't seem like the worst thing in the world, but it doesn't let any sound out. Yes, we have a monitor, but there's something comforting about leaving the door open just a crack. I mean, what if the door is locked for some extremely odd reason, and we shut the door fully? I'd have to knock it down (or find a way to unlock it I guess, but knocking it down sounds much more likely).

It just goes to show that if ain't broken, you really shouldn't fix it. Enough about the damn door, check out some of our pictures from the weekend. We had our friends Carmen and Tom come visit from Boston, just going to show that we love Boston visitors, so come on down! Just don't bring any WD-40...stupid WD-40.

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