Stuart Edwards, dad-of-three from Leslie, Scotland, made a creative decision last Christmas when he was trying to ensure his children's safety for the holidays. Edwards knew this was especially important with his youngest, Kai, being just 1 year old. To prevent him from grabbing at the tree and its ornaments, the 38-year-old dad came up with an ingenious way to to make sure the spruce was out of his son's reach.
Dad comes up with ingenious way of making Christmas tree childproof https://t.co/6C3asq5VNQ pic.twitter.com/tvmWdbaidq— Mirror Weird News (@MirrorWeirdNews) December 18, 2015
Dad comes up with ingenious way of making Christmas tree childproof https://t.co/6C3asq5VNQ pic.twitter.com/tvmWdbaidq
Edwards had the idea to flip the tree upside down and hang it from a slanted ceiling in their home. While it seems bizarre, the result was exactly what he had hoped for and kept the kids, most importantly young Kai, out of harm's way.
According to the Daily Mirror, Edwards said,"Everyone thought I was mad at first but once I managed to get it up there and it stayed up with all the baubles on it, they all loved it. Kai was mesmerized by it and kept reaching up to touch it, but it was just a few centimeters out of reach."
Seeing as Kai has grown a bit since last year's festivities, Edwards knew some changes would have to be made and noticed the slanted ceiling allowed for the perfect adjustment. By moving the tree higher up the slope of the ceiling, Kai still couldn't reach the tree.
CHILDPROOF TREE: https://t.co/Tcy4T9PQrr— Gerry Castle-Trudel (@GTlawyer) December 18, 2015
CHILDPROOF TREE: https://t.co/Tcy4T9PQrr
As Edwards made the necessary modifications, Kai was a huge help to his dad. While Edwards used the tools and did the handy work, Kai acted as a human measuring tape.
According to the Daily Mirror, Edwards said, "It was a bit of a joint effort between Kai and I in getting the tree up. I did all the hard work but I relied on Kai to keep reaching up to grasp for it, which let me know how high it needed to be - so it was a team effort!"
We love this innovative idea for a family-friendly holiday--mothers of young ones, take notes!
via Daily Mirror
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