"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

car running with both kids inside.

pull up to preschool.
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.
car running.
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.
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.
not joking.
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.
bless him.
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:)
it's a good thing we had oreo shakes for family night last night.
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.
i swear.
you can't:)


Amanda said...

Hahahaha you are so stinkin cute. Miss you.

Amy said...

Sigh. That is quite the ordeal. Really. I love that you were the favorite for the oreo shakes. So funny. And little kids are hilarious when it comes to them doing things you know they can do and they don't want to. LOVE that he wanted to watch his movie instead of being concerned that you couldn't get in. Typical little kid!

The Gist Family said...

Oh Emily, You are my fave! I am so glad that you are willing to share all your stories so that the rest of us don't have to feel like silly loners.

Yup, I really did do that when EJ was a babyyes, they did have car seats way back then... but they didn't have to stay in them for so long) . I had to run into Holiday to pay for the gas, and didn't want to take him out of his car seat, etc. so I left the car running (didn't want him to get cold)locked the doors (didn't want him to get stolen). Luckily it was an old-time hatch-back and I could crawl in that way to get back in... ")

Emmy said...

Oh I would be freaking out! Eric's work is almost an hour away- so we would be screwed, but yes at least the car was running.

The Jackson Family said...

That's one of my biggest fears! Tyler would probably be like "I have my snacks and water, I'm good" but Lauren would've probably be having a "I DON'T WANNA BE IN THE CAR ANYMORE!!!" fits. Sounds like Sean's a rock star :)

Sue said...

That's a mom's nightmare and yet so funny at the same time!


Kindra said...

That is awful and hilarious all at the same time! What a great hubby you have!