Wednesday, April 30, 2008

:: Open Letter To KidCo ::

Dear KidCo, Maker of Baby Gates,

I just wanted to say: I've been through lots of gate drama in my (recent) lifetime. There was the Evenflo that was too narrow without the extension and too wide with it. There was the Summer that flew open when my kid's butt hit it and oh-my-god-how-did-he-not-go-flying-down-the-stairs!! Breaking up with the Summer meant we had to find a new, please-be-temporary solution:

It works but it's kind of, um, big.

Then we tried three more gates. Too tall, too flimsy, too little clearance between the gate and the pressure-mount-thingies, too whatever.

See, KidCo, you get us. You get our situation. You get it that not every opening is some perfect runway opening, all straight and leggy. You know that real openings have curves. And banisters. And railings. And moldings. And some other engineering difficulties I can't quite explain. But you know. You don't need me to explain. You make a gate for that.

And I love you for it.

God knows it costs enough.

Kindest Regards, My Gate Hero,



Toni May 1, 2008 at 6:54 AM  

Isn't it wonderful when you finally find a product that actually works?

Julie @ Letter9 May 1, 2008 at 6:59 AM  

Oh. Um. We ordered it but don't actually HAVE it yet. I am counting my chickens before they've even been laid, forget hatched. Call me an optimist! : )

Ben's Mama May 1, 2008 at 2:20 PM  

bruw = brus (Babies R Us) - mistyped the w...

Ben's Mama May 1, 2008 at 2:20 PM  

uh... just went to bruw to return the evenflow and i have no idea what i bought... i am dreading even going out to my car and bringing the darn thing in now...

Christina May 4, 2008 at 5:11 PM  

But what's wrong with the chair gate? ;)

Actually, we're using a rocking chair to block off an entrance to the kitchen right now. We're short on gates at the moment, and unlike Cordy, Mira is quite the escape artist.