Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Very Bad Morning..

    A couple days ago I was getting ready for work as I usually do.  I prepare a lunch bag for both Jayden and myself.  I remembered that I had some broccoli in the garage freezer (Jayden's favorite) so I went to get some.  Jayden called to me, "Mama, Where you goin?"  I said just to get something, I'll be right back.  I went out the door.  The freezer is literally a couple steps from the door.  I grabbed the broccoli and turned back to go back in the house.  Only problem is...... The door was LOCKED!!  I was immediately freaked.  I called to Jayden.  I knocked and heard nothing.  The door is a fire door so it is very thick and there is another door before the house.  Its a pass through laundry room.  I knocked louder and yelled for Jayden.  I was really freaked out at this point.  What am I going to do?  I knew that Jayden could not open the front door if I went out the garage.  The front door has 2 locks and the security screen door has another 2 locks. 

I debated for a bit about what to do.  I was locked in the garage, my toddler was in the house alone, I was already running late for work.. Oh and no phone!  I finally decided to take a chance.  I opened the garage, then hit the button to close it as I ran out.  I was afraid that Jayden might try to open the door when I go out and then run out into the street if the garage was opened.  Now I was out of the garage, but that meant I was out of the garage!!  Yikes.

I went to the side gate, which lucky was unlocked.  I walked through the side yard jungle.  John does not mow over there.  I get to the back porch.  We have 2 sets of french doors.  One into our room and one into the family room.  They were both locked of course.  I looked at the doggie door.. and thought a moment.  When our house was robbed in January that is how they got into our house.  But John had fixed it smaller so it was harder for anyone to get in.  Our dog, Bubba, was still able to fit it.  I finally decided I had to do something.  I tried to go in the doggie door.  Now know that the doggie door goes into the family room.  The family room is closed off from the kitchen by a child gate.  So Jayden wasn't there and I could not see him.  I started to go in the door.. It hurt!  My shoulders got a little stuck, but I wiggled in.  But when I got to my hips... YIKES!  I was stuck.  I couldn't go forward or backwards.  I reached for the door right there, but it was too far.  Still can't see Jayden and the dog... well he was asleep!  No help!  I was there for what felt like 10 or 15 minutes, but I think it was more like 2 or 3.  I started to pull on the board that made the door smaller and it did not budge.  John did a great job of fixing it.  But I began to freak out even more.  My toddler inside, me stuck in the doggie door not able to go in or out.  This is when I thought, why didn't I try to get Jayden to unlock the bedroom doors.  He could have gotten to them.  The lock sticks, but it could have been worth a try.  So then I tried pulling my clothing tighter and wiggled more.  Somehow I wiggled loose enough to get in! 

YAY!!!  I was so happy.. I jumped up and ran into the living room.  Jayden was sitting on the couch with his monkeys.  He looked at me and said, "I lock door mama."  I told him, "I know and it scared me."  He said, "I scared to mama. You knock loud."  I was just happy to see my little man and not to be stuck in the doggie door anymore.  Needless to say I grabbed a spare key and hid it in the garage, just in case.

At the time it was very scary, but now looking back it was kind of funny.  The funniest part was that I had already feared this happening.  What funny mom moments have you experienced?  Anything scary that now is funny?  I would love to hear some of what you have because I need to feel like I am not the only one out there. 


  1. Omg! I am so sorry that your story made me laugh out loud! I have a bad habit of laughing when something bad happens! You are NOT the only one. When my daughter was about 3 years old we were leaving our house. I buckled her in her car seat only to realize that I had forgotten to grab a bag off of my front porch. I got out of the running car, closed the car door and grabbed the bag off of the porch. I then grabbed the handle to open my car door...locked. My daughter was locked inside the running car. My spare key was in the car, as well. My daughter could unbuckle her seat belt so I thought the best thing would be to have her unbuckle and come to the front and unlock my door. Bad idea. (Oh, just to add, my cell phone was in my purse in the car and we have no neighbors!) Really bad idea. She unbuckled alright and got to the front seat and proceeded to go through my purse, put on makeup and pretend she was driving. She completely ignored my pleas and demands to open the door. It took 2 hours (long hours I might add. I considered breaking the glass, but thought sure someone would get there), but my husband finally got home and walked up to the car. She said "hi, daddy" and opened the door to give him a hug! Funny now! Not so funny then! Stuff happens! Have a great day!

  2. Sorry to laugh at your misfortune, but that is hilarious. Wonderful story! It's amazing how frequently stories like that happen once you become a mom. Visiting from the Alexa hop =)

  3. That's terrible, but glad you made it in the house! Good story. I'm stopping in from the Alexa hop.

  4. Oh no, that really is a bad morning! So glad that everything worked out and you can look back and laugh. I had one time when I locked myself out of the house with no keys and places we needed to go. I was able to get through a window, but it took a lot of work to do it!

  5. OMG I I am so scared to think of my little one getting that big and getting into things!
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  6. Yep! That was a bad morning alright! I would have been scared to death to. At the same time your story is hilarious!

  7. WOW! How scary!! That was a horrible start to ta day. (Alexa Hopper)

  8. I'm glad you were able to get through! We had a locked door incident. We just moved into this house (we're renting), and my son decided to lock the dog in his room. He turned the lock and pulled it shut. But it's one of those doors that requires a key (who puts those on bedroom doors??). We couldn't open it, and ended up having to take a hammer to it and knock the knob off. All was fine and dandy...until he did it again with another door months later. Now all the doors have regular knobs that can't be locked like that!

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