"Is Ryder in my room" Lucas will holler from downstairs if he hears a door open.
"No, it is just me putting away some clothes." I reply.
"Okay, good. Keep him out of my room."
Lucas' room is full of Lego's, hundreds and hundreds of Legos- so it is a Ryder free zone.
Alex is a little more generous and will allow Ryder in her room. He loves her Go-go dog, though I think it kind of scares him too. And I will often find him playing with her doll house. But unfortunately he has always found something.
Alex's tea set.
A cute porcelain tea set with matching plates and cups. She hides it way under her bed- but Ryder has long ago discovered this, shimming under to retrieve the box they are stored in.
One time while I was
"Alex!" I hollered, "Ryder has your tea set."
Lucas of course hurried to Alex's room to aid in the rescue, ripping the box out of Ryder's hands, causing a plate and cup to shatter. Of course tears and yelling ensued. I became available and hurried in to defuse the situation. Daddy with some super glue came to the rescue.
But several days latter I hear the all to familiar tink tink- this time I remained quiet and rescued the set myself resulting in do damage.
Ryder has learned there are treasures under beds. Which might be what he was thinking when he went under mine, and ended up like this.
I was putting away laundry only to hear him crying and discover him halfway under unsure of how to get out.
With a little coaxing and guidance he was soon out, treasure-less.
Sorry kid, only blankets and dust bunnies under my bed.