Locking doors in house
How do you all feel about having doorknobs with locks and keys to almost each room in the house? I Think its pretty ridiculous and its driving me nuts, but maybe its just me.
This past weekend DH decides to put new door knobs with keys in my biokids room (ages 8 & 10), on our room, on his kids room (ages 7&9) and on his closet. I have never felt the need to have a door with a lock and keys to my room because I just never did. I know the kids and DH respect each others things and privacy. I have taught them that if there is a dollar in the table that isnt theirs than it stays there untouched. It was how I was raised too. My biokids have never expressed the need to have their door locked either, even when they arent home.
I asked my DH why all of a sudden do we all need keys to our rooms and he needs one to his closet? He says "so my kids can leave and feel comfortable that their room is locked". I asked why? was there a reason? and was he doing it mainly for his kids because we NEVER needed to lock our doors when leaving and carry a key. He said no. So I told him that he needs to keep in mind I do go into the childrens room when they are gone to put things (mainly toys or shoes when left in the living room, or clean laundry when i am done with it) or take things out (mainly laundry). That as far as his closet i also put his shoes and clothes or take out laundry.
What does my DH do? Last night before he puts his kids to bed he tells his oldest "Dont forget to lock your door and take your key before leaving to school". So this morning, completely forgetting this whole new "locking our doors" thing, i go into my childrens room to put some shoes in there (room is not locked) than i go to my stepkids room to put some things in there and guess what? its locked! i go to try put my husbands shoes into his closet and what? its locked....all while im trying to clean my house.
im under the impression that him and his children think my children and I go through their things which is why they feel the need to lock their doors and it does make me feel offended because we dont. Because my children and i dont feel the need to lock our stuff because we trust our home and everyone in it. My kids left to school before my stepkids did leaving their room wide open.
As far as needing to put things in their room and closet or do their laundry and i cannot get in their, anyone suggest what I should do?