Lacye - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
in the afternoons i go over to my aunt's house because for 1 she has uterine cancer and hasn't been feeling too well and 2 because my bf works the nightshift and has to sleep. my aunt has these vent covers that push the air coming from the vents towards the middle of the room instead of shooting straight up. now my daughter (who will be 13 months old in a few days) will not leave them alone. i have tried telling her no and moving her away from them, taking her into a different room from them and when she has forgotten bring her back in the room, making her sit in my lap for a time out, distracting her with one of her toys, and tapping her on the hand (yes i do believe in spanking but in this case it's not working). i'm out of ideas. she will not leave them alone and i don't want to pick them up because it's my aunt's house and she says it makes the air circulate better and makes her feel better to feel the air. can anybody give me some advice to stop my hardheaded child from messing with them. it's like she heads straight for the vent covers when i get up to fix her something. i've even tried to sit in the floor and play blocks with her for a long time but as soon as i get up to do something like fix her some food or something to drink, she goes straight for it!