But I didn’t figure this out until yesterday, and we’ve lived here for nearly 4 years.
Leyna is fascinated with the dishwasher and all it holds inside. If we leave it unlocked, she opens it and either takes knives out of it and runs off or she climbs on the opened door and tries to hoist herself onto the coutner.
If we leave it locked, she starts it over and over and over again until we’ve washed one load of dishes… or no dishes 10 times.
Leave it half locked? Doesn’t trick her. She can unlock it from the half-locked position.
Oh, First-World-Problems, I have them.
BUT! In our house, we happen to have a random light switch that actually controls the power to the dishwasher. I only know this because one day I accidentally switched it to the off position, then I called Scott 2 hours later, telling him to prepare to spend mad cash at Lowes on a dishwasher because our’s was clearly broken and I was NOT ABOUT to live without one.
He came home, flipped the switch on, and we saved hundreds of dollars.
Now, it’s very possible that I’m the only fool who didn’t realize such a switch exists for so long, and I’m not positive every house has one, but I thought I’d just throw this out there… just in case one or a few of you are dealing with the same annoyance and have the same solution sitting right next to your bottle of wine.
Mmm…wine. Only 5.5 hours until bedtime.
Leyna is 15 months old and a climbing fool. I’m bracing myself for an early toddler bed transition with this one.