One of the smarter things my man has thought of recently is worth sharing with the wider toddler-having world. Possibly even with the mischievous-puppy-having world. We had taken to keeping our kitchen trash-can up on a counter. It was pretty gross, really. We were driven to this because Thomas works like a flash. The second you would put the trash-can on the floor he would dart through one door of the kitchen, through the kitchen, and out the other door, grabing the trash-can on his way through, dragging it behind him and strewing trash all over the floor. Often disgusting combinations of coffeegroundssmashedbananacoldoatmeal(because we do not have a garbage disposal). Hence the counter trash.
John came up with this brilliant counter-offensive:
put 20 lbs of handweights at the bottom of the trash-can, under the bag. Since implementing this measure we have had zero coffeegroundssmashedbananacoldoatmeal on the floor incidents. God bless thinking men. May this help you in your own toddler and/or puppy wars.