For as long as his family can remember, Finn’s favorite thing to do is figure things out. He likes to create puzzles for himself to solve and is very excited about each one.
“Every day is a new and exciting adventure for him,” Fin’s mum Vee Thayer told The Dodo. “It was like Christmas morning every morning…he kept himself busy – sometimes I would hear him trotting across the other room wondering what he was doing before deciding I probably didn’t want to know.”
Fin is always creating new challenges for himself – but one of his favorites is trying to get his mom to open the door while she’s in the shower.
For some reason, Fin doesn’t like his mom going to the bathroom to take a shower. Maybe it was the sound of water splashing, maybe it was the closed door, maybe it was just the fact that she had been there for so long. Whatever it is, he doesn’t like it, so it’s his mission to get his mom to open the door again every time she showers.
To accomplish this task, he brought her gifts—and it was different each time.
“According to my fiancé, Finn brought a few things to the door while I was in the shower to see if any of them would allow me to open the door,” Thayer said. “Sometimes I’ll open it to find all kinds of items, and sometimes it’s just one thing.”
At first, Thayer wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but now she’s always excited to open the door to find out what Fin has decided to bring her today. Sometimes his products are shower-related, like shampoo or swimwear. Other times, they are completely off the left field.
“Some of my favorite things he brought me were tape, pliers, shampoo, socks, his bed, a bowl of food, hangers and a pack of Post it,” Thayer said. “When I open the door, I always say thank you and then check every item. When the door is open, his face is the cutest — it’s a mix of pride and concern, like, ‘Oh my God Oh, I hope I brought the right stuff!'”
Fin created a similar puzzle to solve his father’s problem, but with a slightly different spin.
“When he senses it’s time for Daddy to come home from get off work, he’ll sit in a specific spot in the corner of our living room rug and wait,” Thayer said. “The longer he waits, the more toys and items he’ll grab. It’s like he’s trying to find the ‘thing’ that will get his dad through the door.”
Although he tries to solve these puzzles every day, Fin never tires of them. He likes to bring things to his parents and let them walk through a door to play with him again. It has brought a lot of joy to both him and his parents, and he has no plans to stop anytime soon.