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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mother of the Year Award...ya not so much

The other day Gabby and I set out on a wild adventure to the UPS store. I know, pretty exciting right? But I haven't wanted to take her anywhere public for fear of coming in contact with some illness so it was a big step. After pulling into my garage I was texting on my phone and checking my email and then I started collecting everything and putting it into the diaper bag to take inside Then I set it on the passenger seat, keys and phone included. Well since I am extremely tall, I slide my seat back all the way which makes it quite a task trying to get the car seat in and out on my side, so instead of taking Gabby out of the car on the drivers side, I walk around to the passenger side to take her out. Well, when I got around to the other side I went to open the car and found it was locked. Strange but no biggie. So I walked around to my side again and opened the door. When I hit the unlock button I wondered if I hit it the right way so out of curiosity I shut the door to see if it unlocked. Duh Christie. To my shocking surprise I hadn't unlocked the car I had LOCKED the car and my phone, keys, oh yes and the babe inside. After I realized what I had done I began to panic!!! Why didn't I just grab the spare key inside my house you ask? Well, I don't have another set of keys to my car!!! I can't tell you how many times I have thought to myself about getting another set for times like this but I was seriously kicking myself now! What kind of mother locks all things important to her (ie. baby) in the car?? Well I knew that little G would be waking up at any moment to eat and I knew she would be crying all alone in the car. My heart started to feel so sad for her knowing that I wouldn't be there when she woke up starving. I started to cry. I ran over to my neighbors house thinking surely he has busted into a car some time in his life. I tried to compose myself and explained the situation. So he grabbed his hanger and ran over to see if he could get the job done. To our dismay it was quite impossible so we resorted to the other option which was either calling a locksmith or the cops. So cops it was. We figured that if they knew the situation (considering the babe) they would understand and come rushing to my aid. Fortunately enough they did arrive about five minutes later to rescue a mother in distress. I felt like such an idiot when neighbors started wondering why the cops were in front of my house. Thanks goodness the cop was understanding since he had locked his child in the car once too and got right to work on breaking into my car. Of course as luck would have it, my car has a anti theft system so he had a difficult time breaking in. After me shining the flashlight into the car and guiding him towards the unlock button for quite a while, we eventually broke in and to my surprise, baby G was still asleep. I thanked Heavenly Father a million times that day that I did not have a baby in the middle of the summer heat. I would have panicked for sure and broken the window. I'm just grateful that she had no clue as to what was happening while she was sound asleep. But hey, it makes for a great story right? Mother of the year right here!!!

6 comments:

The Andersens said...

Oh girl u poor thing!! I would have panicked as well! I have been dying to talk you! You are such a cute mom. So glad that mr. Billi was taken back to the hospital. Jeter had to be under the lights as well and it broke my heart! Although he did look like quite the stud in the little sun glasses:) I can't wait to meet baby G! And p.s. You are totally mother of the year in my book!!! Love ya girl

The Andersens said...

P.s. Next time you have a free second call me! I would love to chat! I miss talking to you! But I totally know how busy those first few weeks are.. I remember when I first had the twins, talking on the phone was the last thing I wanted to do! And for me that's big because well, I really love to talk!

Lindsey Walker said...

I did this exact same thing when Max was 4 weeks old! It was awful and I know how stressful it is. Thankgoodness Max slept the whole time too. It's sleep deprivation!! Glad Baby G was ok!

The Peterson's said...

Now you are officially a mom! I think all moms have done something like that. When Cairo was 4 weeks old and we just moved to AZ I put Cairo in a swing while I helped unpack the truck. I forgot her was there and did not feed or even pick him up for 8 hours! I felt terrible!

Moments said...

Ah!! I hate it when stuff like that happens! It's never happened to me for the mear fact that we had a old car for most of our marriage that we never locked and did not lock itself. But, honestly. I went into a store with my sister and mom in the middle of summer and was gone for about 10 min. to find my little baby Harry balling and sweating profusely. I was sick for months and months. It happens, luckily our children have survived right? gosh.

The Bartons said...

Don't feel too bad, one of my friends this week locked herself out of her house with her 3 kids inside, then two days after that locked herself out of her car with her 3 kids inside!! so you are doing better than some people!!