Despite the lifting of level 3 semi-lockdowns in Taiwan, many parents still find themselves stuck at home with their children in relatively cramped spaces.
In an attempt to create a “personal bubble”, one father recently went viral online for his creative way of using child safety gates to his own advantage.
The photo, which was posted on a Facebook group showed the father sitting contently in front of his computer, seemingly focused on a video game while his two daughters sit behind him.
However, the image was made all the funnier as the father cornered himself in with the child safety gate, effectively creating an impenetrable fort, barring his children from entering his space.
The photo was accompanied by a caption apparently posted by the mother of the children, who jokingly commented, “I assumed that I bought a ‘child’ safety gate,” insinuating that it was not being put to use in its original intent.
Nonetheless, the father received praise from many social media users who pointed that it was designed for “big babies”, indicating the father.
Some also questioned who was really being “protected” from the child safety gate, while others tagged their friends to show the safety gate’s alternative use.
The post has since garnered more than 1000 comments and 18,000 likes, with many vowing to follow the ingenious dad’s lead.