Thursday, October 6, 2011

Locked In

I don't have any pictures to prove it but last Friday (9/30) Michael got locked in the car.  As I was getting Brendan out of the his seat and into the Baby bjorn, a woman attempted to pull into the parking spot next to us.  Now, I have to say that I have a pretty good system of getting the boys in & out of the car, and a key to that is finding a spot that doesn't have a car parked on the same side as Brendan's car seat.  Once I get Brendan into the carrier, I lock the car, place the keys in diaper bag or pocket(this day no pockets), grab diaper bag, then help Michael climb out on Brendan's side. So, back to the story, at first I closed myself in between the car door, but the woman remained stopped half way in the spot to wait for me not realizing I had another child to get out, so I stepped out from between and held the door pretty much closed, not realizing that the lock latched.  At this point, I didn't realize he was truly locked in until the woman had pulled in the spot and I went to pull the handle.  My heart dropped, not only were my keys in the car so was my cell phone.  I tried to have Michael open the door but he continued to push the lock button, not understanding that there was another side to push.  So with no luck, I called 911 using the woman's phone.  While waiting 20 minutes for the police to show up, Michael was as happy as could be since he was able to "drive" which is something he loves to do.  He also told me as he sat on the center console, "Mom, I'm trapped in here. I'm going to drive."  I thought he would be scared when the officer arrived but Michael watched intently from the console as he opened the door.  Lessons learned & taught...Michael now hopefully knows how to unlock the front car doors!  

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