Tuesday, September 13, 2011
car running with both kids inside.
unbuckle seat belt.
leave car running.
open driver side door.
hear strange sound.
close driver side door.
open brennan's door.
open driver side door.
kids locked inside car running.
seat belted in.
at least the car is running.
and the air conditioner is on.
at which point i calmly went around to every door praying one of them was going to magically open.
"OPEN, OPEN, OPEN, OPEN"
do you remember that commercial?
this is what i was saying in my head.
then realizing the strange sound i had heard was my hand pressing the lock button as i was opening my door.
only to close it.
locking both kids inside.
with the car running.
two happy little campers.
cell phone locked inside.
get phone from miss kim.
try to convince 3 year old to squirm out of his car seat,
which i have realized i only half buckled him into for the short drive to school.
thank goodness i'm thinking.
b/c maybe he could unbuckle himself out of the easy top part or squirm out of the bottom to open the doors from inside.
said 3 year old would rather watch the movie.
ice cream, movies, treats, playgrounds were all offered.
no bait was taken.
after ten minutes he finally gave the seat belt a try.
one attempt and he resolved he could not.
b/c he was a little man.
this is what he said.
and a little man could not unbuckle his seat belt.
except little people can do big things.
i him this just yesterday.
did he really not remember my huge life lesson i was teaching him and could he really not apply it right now???
b/c that would just be perfect.
he could not.
at which point "we" (the three mom's standing at the window with me trying to convince the 3 year old to undo his seat belt) tried to get him to unroll the window with his foot.
we were feeling so smart that we thought of this idea.
i had the child locks on the windows b/c they were playing with them on the way to preschool and it was annoying.
and i just kept thinking that if they broke them i would be mad.
and even more mad if i had to pay to have them fixed.
so i locked them.
which only made 3 yr old child mad b/c he couldn't do that either.
b/c they were locked.
plan #15: call husband.
convince him i was serious about locking the kids in the car with the car running.
took two "are you serious-es??" to get him to believe me.
he then says he will cancel his patient and drive out to unlock us.
did i mention he was in kerns?
and we were in sandy.
if you know where that is you know it feels a lot further away than 20 minutes.
but it was only 20 minutes.
i tell him, "no, no we will figure it out. don't cancel his patient"
he says, "i'm on my way."
i don't object.
and he drives 20 minutes to unlock the car.
i will never give him a hard time for locking his keys in his car ever again:)
b/c it made me the family favorite this morning.
and you can't get mad at the favorite when they lock their keys and both of your kids in the car.