For the past week, we’ve been in the Internet challenged mountains of West Virginia on a ski trip with Brian’s family. It was torture and heaven at the same time (no Internet that is, not the vacation part…). But no Internet meant a lot of QT with the fam…and a lot of time to pass in a little condo with the nugget. To help keep her amused, we decided to make her a latch board to take with us. I picked up a board from a craft store and Brian gave it a couple quick coats of polyurethane to make the board a little more smooth and prevent splinters. Then we picked up a bunch of latches from the hardware store and screwed them on the board.
And note to anyone making a latch board – make sure you’re screws aren’t longer than the board is thick. We weren’t paying attention and a couple went through the board so we had to use the dremel saw to grind them down. Juice seems to like the board so far, even though at 20 months she still has a little work to do in the dexterity department.
Oh, and our big plan for using the board to keep Olivia occupied on our trip? Yeah, we completely forgot to bring it. Fail.