Well, not really... see how the gate is opened? I can come and go as I please! But only at night after the kids are in bed, because during the day that gate keeps them out and safe, away from the fireplace! I like to go from my bed on the left, to the tile- and back and forth!
And I love the table right up by the kitchen window! I smell all kinds of yummy smells when the window is open and my moms cooking dinner! I also like to rest here because I know it makes my mom smile!