So, shortly after we returned from Nova Scotia, a package arrived in the mail.

I had asked my mother to mail us Beloved Dog’s old X-pen, so we could fence off the “entertainment” side of our living room. That whole wall was one big hazard, as has been pointed out by my readers.

It works great. We have the pen set up along that wall and Babby can’t get to the DVDs, or the Nintendos, or the TV, or any of the many wires that run along in there, not to mention the glass shelves of the TV stand. He pulls himself to standing on the fence and hopefully reaches through, but to no avail.

Of course, now our living room looks like this:

Look, it works, ok? Our baby is safe, and so are our possessions. THAT’S THE IMPORTANT THING.