It's not often that you'll hear a parent exclaim to their child, "Honey, will you PLEASE just come out of the closet already?!" Yet we were saying that around hear constantly. Many of the doorknobs in our 70+ year old house had exceeded their life expectancy, and Joseph loved to go into the hall closet and empty it out several times a day, since nothing was standing in his way.
Last week we finally had a carpenter replace every single doorknob in the house. (I would have loved to have done it myself, but the doors had to be retrofitted to accommodate modern locksets, which I don't have the time or energy for.)
Jack came over for a playdate while the carpenter was here, but we managed to stay out of his way.
Now all of the doors can actually close, and stay closed. Sometimes the littlest things can make a big difference!