BLESSINGS

BLESSINGS

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ansel locked me outside today!

Well, today was a little crazy. We stopped by the store after our walk (Ansel was out of milk.. so I went ahead and did a little grocery shopping while I was there). After we got home I took the kids in, put Matthew in the exersaucer (he's a fast little crawler!) then went out to get the groceries. LUCKILY I had my phone with me at least, because when I got to the front door, Ansel had shut it! (and apparently also turned the lock in the process) Slight moment of panic...but at least my phone was on me so I called Cody (took me 10 minutes or so to get through to him) and TRIED to walk Ansel through the process of unlocking the door. He was distraught though that I couldn't come inside and after trying to turn the door knob a few times with no luck, I could just hear him screaming on the other side. At this point I was pretty sure I wouldn't get him calmed down enough to figure it out so I called my friend (who's husband works with Cody) and had her get her husband to have Cody call me. (If I call him at work.. he'll only answer if he's not on the phone. If he's on the phone then usually he'll call me back when he gets done... but I couldn't wait for him to get done.. two little ones inside!!!) Anyway.. Cody came and saved the day :) (Although I was out there for 40 minutes or so because he works in Joplin! 40 minutes wouldn't have been bad if the kids were out there with me, because it was a gorgeous day outside.. but knowing they were in there by themselves was a little stressful! Now... had Matthew not been in the exersaucer.. I think I would have completely panicked!!!) It all worked out.. but now I need to remember to ALWAYS have my keys on me just in case.. and maybe we'll have a little family night teaching Ansel how to UNLOCK the front door :)

5 comments:

Nicole_Hart said...

I locked Roman inside my car once with the keys sitting on my seat....I don't think i've ever been more distraught....Roman has locked me out of the house before as well. Luckily I had my keys on me though.

Steph said...

That's so scary! My mom locked me in the car when I was little and had to smash a window. It's one of my biggest fears when having a baby is being unable to get to them because of something like that. I'm glad that everything turned out ok!

Justin Compton Family said...

I locked myself out of the house with Caroline in her carseat in the living room a few weeks ago. She's not mobile yet, so it wasn't too bad. But I freaked. I tried calling Justin but I knew he couldn't save me cause he was in class. I eventually was able to break in using an old piece of mail from my car like a credit card to slide through the lock. Don't tell anyone you can break into my house like that...Luckily Justin taught me how. hehe.

Kerri and Cody said...

Glad to hear I'm not alone! :)

Michelle Church said...

Oh kerri how scary! I'm glad things worked out. Hopefully you have a bolt lock too because if you teach him to unlock the door, then couldn't he leave during the night? Just to add some fear to your life - sorry!