Saturday, January 29, 2005

An extra key

Mental note: always keep an extra house key in the utility room.
So I am putting laundry in the dryer and I hear Max playing with the doors to the utility room, a usual game for us on laundry day. Only this time I hear a little more engineering on his part...OH MY GOD... he has locked the "baby lock" around the doors and I can't get out! I knew this was coming... for months I have known this could backfire in my face. Max figured out a long time ago how to get the lock off these doors and we though it was so cute and funny. Of course THIS is going to happen when Mike is out of town and not able to come open the doors!
Mommy: "Max... baby... open the doors"
Max: (giggle, giggle, giggle)
Mommy: "Max, honey... mommy is serious... take the lock off"
Max: "Lock off?"
Mommy: "Yes baby... take the lock off"
Max turns and walks away heading toward his room.
What the hell am I gonna do? I can get out through the door in the utility room, but the other doors are locked and I have no key to get back in! I am not prepared to go to my neighbors house to admit what a bad mother I am and that my son is so tired of my company this week that he has locked me in the utility room!
Okay, here goes... I am either going to break the lock or break the doors... either way these door are going to fly open....BAM!!!
Luckily the lock broke, not the doors.
Again, mental note: Always keep an extra house key in the utility room!

3 comments:

LSmithHouston said...

Jim said maybe Max thought you said "walk off" and being the ever obedient child, he did.
Yes, things will go wrong when husbands are gone that never go wrong when they are home. I think it's just the universe's little way of making sure we appreciate them. (Brian handcuffed Chris to the bedrail on the bunkbeds and we didn't know where the key was and I had to go to work and...of course Jim was out of town)

ME said...

hey, what is the correct address for your husbands blog. didnot know he had joined us.

Anonymous said...

BEFORE HE LEFT BECKY'S HUSBAND TOLD HER HE WAS LEAVEING HIS KEYS ALL THREE SETS IN THEUTILITY ROOM SO THERE WAS AN EXTRA KEY IN THERE