The BBQ thread in the Life in General folder reminded me of this.
About 6 years ago, right after my husband and I got married, we invited his cousin and her husband over for dinner. She was married, with a toddler. Her daughter was probably 18-24 months.
Not having children, we didn't really think about the fact that we hadn't babyproofed the house. We had glass candle holders on the coffee table, pictures on the side tables, etc.
As I was finishing the prep for dinner, I noticed that his cousin was going through our living room, and moving everything that was breakable, and putting it up on a high shelf.
I have to admit, I was rather irked. I wish she had asked me if there was somewhere she cut put my things.
Since having friends who have become parents, I've seen them do this without asking to, but more because they want to make sure that their child doesn't break things, and they just quickly did it.
With DH's cousin, she actually seemed to be rather put out that we even had items out, not because her DD could break the items, but because she could get hurt, so that could have influenced why I felt irked.
How do parents generally handle the situation when a house is not babyproofed, and there are things they could easily get into?