When I am watching the wee one, like anyone responsible for watching babies, toddlers, preschoolers, etc., you don't want anything to happen when you are at the helm, so to speak. So I watch him like a hawk. If I can see him I won't follow him around, but if he is exploring from room to room I'm right behind him. If I don't hear him, there's that old adage that they are usually getting into trouble or doing something they shouldn't and its the proven case with him 10/10 times (usually touching something he knows he's not supposed to touch). I call that our sinful nature :)
Another thing I'm diligent about when its my watch. Its keeping these together in a pair. They are soooo darn small. They get lost easily with the other clothes in the load. I'm always grateful when we match up 1:1. The other day I was one sock missing. I said "not on my watch." It took an additional load of clothes, but things balanced out and order was restored to the universe (and the sock drawer).
And the best not on my watch. This went in the other day. It does go all away around the pool; just couldn't get a good picture of it. The lock is such that when it is locked using the key it is virtually unopenable. Now that the wee one is mobile, it was a necessity. Though there are several doors with more than adequate locks on them to prevent his getting to the pool area, one can never be too safe with young children around the draw of water. Our intent is for him to learn to swim this season.
I do realize no matter how much we baby proof the house, keep the safety gates up, put plastic things over the electrical sockets, plastic guards on the drawers, etc., an accident will happen.
It just better not be on my watch.
(I'm leaving this link here for all who might want to read this who are believers and who are concerned about what is going on with our country, the new administration, etc., as well as anyone that might want to read it. I know Meg's heart and it is one of being concerned for America and for its outcome in the days ahead. I know lots of thinking and praying by her have gone on not only now but in the months, weeks, days before the election. Its worth a read and worth a prayer if one is inclined to do so. America won't be great again because of a leader in office, but because those who believe, humble themselves, pray, seek God, repent and then God will heal our land).