The other major complication has been the doors. You see, they have a pretty strong magnetic latch on the inside, so when you close them, they make a loud bang sound. Which is not so conducive to sleeping when you hear bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang (you get the idea), bang, bang, bang, at various times throughout the night and early morning. And if Marlie was the kind of child who would obey when you're not watching her (which she is not), then a simple "Do Not Touch Your Doors" should've stopped that behavior. But instead, no matter how many times she was reprimanded, no matter the consequences, she could not overcome the impulse to bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. She has been waking up her brothers, who think the banging is from someone outside their windows trying to get in the house.
What to do... what to do... First I thought of a straight jacket. But hey... that's just not right. Cause I'm pretty sure they don't make them small enough to fit her. Then I thought of duct taping the doors shut. Duct tape solves a lot of problems. It helped solve the diaper diving/finger-painting-with-poo problem. Though duct tape is not so aesthetically pleasing. Unless of course you have purple duct tape like I do. You all know I have purple duct tape, right? Cause you should.
Honestly, though... even I admit purple duct tape wrapped around her doors probably won't look the best. So we endured several more nights of bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang because we couldn't figure out what to do. Threats to make her clean the cat litter boxes just weren't working.
Finally, Marshall had a brainstorm. REMOVE THE KNOBS. And that is what he did.
The morning after, Marlie proudly said, "Daddy! I didn't open the doors!!!". And Marshall, (with a smirk on his face) replied, "Yes I know you didn't."
And that's because we're smarter than a 2 year old. Though after she turns 3... all bets are off.