Friday, March 27, 2009

Whelp, I swore it would never happen. I would never be the mom who accidentally locks her baby in the car...but I did it!!! :(
Today I was meeting a client and I took Maddux along with me. I was strapping him into his carseat and he grabbed my keys because he loves the car honk when he hits the lock button. Not thinking anything of it, I took the keys, threw them on the drivers seat and shut the back door. I was merely going to open the drivers side and start the car for him while my client was writing a check. Wrong! The doors were locked! Luckily my dad was there with us and quickly found a coat hanger and started working on catching the lock on the door. It wasn't working so my client ran across the street and asked 4 guys who were installing carpet to see if they could help. After what seemed like an eternity, and Maddux finally starting to get pink-cheeked & frustrated (it was 71 degrees here today and the sun was right on the poor little guy), I decided to call 911 for help. But...right as I went to hit "send" the carpet guys and my dad managed to get the door open using a crow bar thing and long piece of metal something-or-other! Thank Goodness! I guess it all was only 8-ish minutes long but I was freaking out!!!!
NEVER AGAIN!
NEVER!

8 comments:

Dana said...

That is so scary - I am sorry that happened to you, but I'm glad you were not alone when it happened :0)I am always so scared that this will happen to me to because Kate loves to play with my keys to, I better be extra careful!

Heidi said...

Oh man, how frightening!! I am so worried this will happen that I don't let Christian play with my keys. I know, I'm mean, but I just don't even want to risk it! I'm glad you had help, too, that would have been a nightmare!

Brandis said...

I'm always afraid of that so I never let the kids touch my keys. Kaida keeps locking the door into the garage though so I've gotten locked out of the house a couple times lately. I'm glad Maddux wasn't locked in there very long and I'm glad that if it was going to happen, it happened in March and not July!

Erin said...

Never say never...

My kids aren't interested in my keys, only my cell phone. I have made many unwarranted phone calls during the wee hours of the morn for you living out West. I don't know how many times I have had someone ring me back, wondering what is wrong.

If nothing else, your post will help to protect others. I will be aware and not let my kids play with the keys unless it is in the mid 50's. Then it isn't so bad, right?

Steve and Steph said...

You poor thing. I am glad you got him out, but I am sure it was scary. I am always afraid of that happening. Thank goodness is wasn't 110 degrees outside.

Noah and Tiffany Garfield said...

I seriously fear for the day that I do this. Good thing it wasn't very long and it wasn't too hot out! Twink :)

Elise said...

Im sorry that happened. I bet you were so scared! I know I would be! I am glad everything worked out! Dont beat yourself up over it! You are a great mom :)

Lauren said...

Maddux probably loved the independence - having the car all to himself :) You are a good mom and I am so so so so happy it all worked out.