Really?! Basically that's all I'm able to say about this! And yes, it's a good story, but one that wasn't quite so funny in the moment! Two days ago Caroline locked me out of the house!!! Yes, Caroline... my not quite 2 year old who can't even turn a door handle to open it when closed. Well, we had just gotten home from running errands and it was about 5:30pm. Cooper was hungry and screamed the whole way home and Caroline doesn't ever like being in the car, so we were all just ready to be home. I plopped Cooper in the swing and turned the tv on for Caroline. I walked out to the garage to bring some things in and shut the door behind me so Caroline would not run out. Oh no!... she definitely did not run out... but she did lock the door behind me!! WHAT?!! I jiggled the door handle and tried to coax her into turning the lock again, but she just laughed and played with the handle. Well, that idea surely wasn't going to work. I was outside in 100 degree weather with no shoes, no keys and no cell phone! Honestly, I wasn't quite sure what to do! I walked to the neighbor's house and asked to borrow their phone. I called Josh but he had left to work out and wasn't answering his cell phone or work phone. The neighbor's {who I had never met} were very nice and let me take their cell phone to keep trying to call Josh. Josh normally gets home around 6:30 and I figured he would call around 6 to tell me he was on his way home. I could see both kids through the windows in the back and neither one of them seemed phased at all that I wasn't there. Cooper just swang and Caroline played with her bunny and watched tv. I hadn't started cooking any dinner so I didn't have to worry about that either, but I did get pretty nervous when I realized that Josh didn't have a key to the house either!! Our house is up for sale and we do have a realtor lock box on the front door, but that can only be opened by a realtor. DJ could open it... but I didn't have his phone number without my cell phone and they live at least 20 minutes away!! I panicked and called my dad's office phone number which has been the same number since I was little. He helped look up some locksmith numbers and finally got ahold of Josh. Josh called DJ and he started our way. But then he called back and our friend had told him that you can open the door with a credit card. Of course the one time I had taken my purse in the house, I needed my credit card. But I managed to have a gift card in the car. I tried it and IT WORKED!!! 45 minutes later and I was in!! Was my daughter crying? Was she wondering where I was? Of course not... I walked in and she held up her sippy cup and said "More Milk Please". I was missed THAT much!


*Don't think this can't happen to you! :) Hide a key outside of your house somewhere and don't underestimate what your child can do!

*Try a credit card to pop open a simple door handle lock. It's a little scary how easy it worked, but it did!

*Caroline sure thinks she's funny!

SO Ornery!

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