The reason? From the time of his birth, our grandson and his mommy have been living with us. He's now two years old and can break through every barrier to get upstairs and pester grandma. He gets plenty of my attention, but he doesn't need all of it!
He doesn't yet know how to open doors. So my retreat to the basement to work is safe ... for now.
Have you started any new routines recently that are working especially well for you?