So on Monday night/ Tuesday we got another snowstorm. Tuesday preschool was cancelled and we were snowed in (i.e. the girls were driving me crazy!) So shortly before lunch I decided that we could go out and build a snowman (even though I hate playing outside in the cold lol).
I spent a good 15 minutes bundling us all up and getting us outside. After about 20 minutes outside I had about reached my max lol...and we had a very sad looking snowman to show for our efforts
At this point Raya is begging for all sorts of Frosty accessories---particularly a carrot for Frosty's nose. So finally I say "ok, stay right here, I'll run inside quick to get one and then we're going inside for lunch"
I go to walk in the house and....
THE DOOR IS LOCKED! We are freaking locked outside. I spend the next 15 minutes checking all of our doors and windows---it's a fortress, we ain't getting in! People, even my cell phone was locked inside.
By this time Raya is *screaming* at me "I WANT A CARROT!!!!!!!!!!!!!" God help me.
Before we go any further in this story let me explain who's fault this all is---LEE'S! You see, we've *always* left the door from our garage into our kitchen unlocked. There is no reason to lock it because we just use the garage door opener to get in the garage and then can go right inside, but no one else can get in. However recently Lee has suddenly been locking this door from time to time, and I kept telling him to stop, because I had no way of knowing when he locked it and I knew I'd get locked out.
Well I guess on Tuesday morning he was feeling especially paranoid and he locked it---without telling me :-o So I took the girls out that door to build the snowman and shut the door behind me like I always do!
So back to the story....at this point all I could do was walk next door and pray that our retired neighbors were home. I've met them all of like 3 times haha. So I knock on the door and bless their hearts, they usher me and the girls right in, give the girls some cookies, let me use their phone, put on Barney and pull out some toys that they had for grandkids, and let us hang out at their house for about 45 minutes until Lee could get home from work. (I have never been so glad in my life that I put on clothes! I was seconds away from just putting my coat on over my pjs because I didn't plan on staying outside very long. This would have been even more embarassing haha)
Lee gets home and tries to break in a window...bent our screen all up but couldn't get in the window. So then he used some torch saw or something to literally cut the doornob off our door...
So what did we learn? Well, Lee learned that it's a good thing to have your wife call you from the *neighbor's* in situations like this, because if there hadn't of been witnesses around during this phonecall I can guarantee I would have had some choice words for him in this situation! :-P And two, we learned to hide a spare key! Although neither of us really want to deal with this situation ever again, so Lee bought this:
Keys be damned---we now have a keypad! :-)
(Oh, and I guess Lee learned a third thing too....he learned that when you aggravate your wife she may spend the following day shopping, and buying the adorable ruffle shorts from Children's Place that she's been eyeing. So I guess something good came from all of this :-)
|My store had these ruffle knit shorts on sale for $6 after coupon---I got three pairs! It's possible I bought the tank too---Lee deserved it ;-)|
|Aren't they stinkin cute?! And at only $6 she can wear these to the park, etc. and I won't feel bad if they get dirty--most stylish "play clothes" ever ;-) I think I will monogram her a shirt to go with these.|
On second thought, maybe it wasn't so bad getting locked out! :-)