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Old 01-16-2009, 03:37 PM   #81
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My day....now let me tell you how my day was! It was a blistering 5 degrees and with the pile up of snow we got yesterday I knew I should shovel the walk and driveway while it was at least clear skies. Well I also knew that I would only be able to do a little at a time because I had my two year old daughter standing at the front window watching me. Well I hadn't even been shoveling 5 minutes when I noticed my little one gone from the window so I of course went to check on her.....when lo and behold I realize that the little monkey locked me out!! Then I hear her on the other side of the door saying HI momma! Well I KNOW she knows how to unlock it as well so I begin telling her to please open it...all I hear her say is "OK!!".
Then nothing.....we did this for about 10 minutes and meanwhile I am freezing my keester off! I know its the simplest turn of the knob for her....I have seen her do it time and time again! But no not this time...this time she wants momma to help her open it!
I see that I'm getting no where with her and she is just watching me from the window and jiggling the door knob! So I go to three of my closest neighbors that are ALWAYS home....nope not this time! Now at this point my face is freezing and....uh well...dripping!
Finally I see a neighbor a few houses up pulling into his drive!
After he talks to her a couple mins and I warm up in his car, I finally say ok time to call the police! The second I call 911 she decides to open the door (45 minutes after the fact!) I quickly apologized to the operator and rushed inside....she is so proud of herself that she "helped" momma! Gotta love her!
This story just cracks me up, DeeLady! I had the exact same thing happen to me 26 years ago except it was a bathroom door (so I wasn't freezing). Nick was 2 also! I have never been so scared in all my life. I kept envisioning him drowning in the toilet or somehow managing to open the window and fall out (it was a third floor bathroom). I spent the time drawing pictures on paper and sliding them under the door to keep him next to the door while I tried to talk him into turning the lock. Of course, he kept asking me to help him turn the lock. I called hubby hysterical, who made a 40 minute drive from the office in 15 minutes. He walked upstairs and yelled, "Nick, open the door, NOW", and of course, he promptly turned the lock and opened the door!
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #82
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I'm glad to hear, Dave's better.... so all the thoughts and prayers may have helped ;o)
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #83
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I'm sure that eventually, the cards will all be forwarded to his home. But it may take a while.
I hope so. 2 to the hospital, so far. Thank you, thank you for the update. Please pass on how glad and relieved I am that things are going good.

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This story just cracks me up, DeeLady! I had the exact same thing happen to me 26 years ago except it was a bathroom door (so I wasn't freezing). Nick was 2 also! I have never been so scared in all my life. I kept envisioning him drowning in the toilet or somehow managing to open the window and fall out (it was a third floor bathroom). I spent the time drawing pictures on paper and sliding them under the door to keep him next to the door while I tried to talk him into turning the lock. Of course, he kept asking me to help him turn the lock. I called hubby hysterical, who made a 40 minute drive from the office in 15 minutes. He walked upstairs and yelled, "Nick, open the door, NOW", and of course, he promptly turned the lock and opened the door!
Laughed my head off with this.What memories of my poor mom having the same happen with my little brother about 40 yrs. ago. I don't know if dad was more mad at mom or him. But now it's hysterical!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:11 PM   #84
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Laughed my head off with this.What memories of my poor mom having the same happen with my little brother about 40 yrs. ago. I don't know if dad was more mad at mom or him. But now it's hysterical!
OMG! Your little brother, too? I really thought all these years I was just a rotten mother to have let my little guy get himself locked away. But here is DeeLady's little girl and your brother doing the same thing! Maybe I can finally stop feeling guilty about this after all these years! Anyone else been through this, too?

I did tell Dave today that there would be cards coming but since they are addressed to the other room he was in, they may not find him til he gets home. He was really surprised and choked up that people had sent cards.
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Thanks for the update. He may get released but with the bone marrow disease he is going to need daily infusions of blood and platelets (since his marrow essentially has stopped working, and it produces the platelets). They may let him go home though, it depends. I am glad he is feeling better.
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OMG! Your little brother, too? I really thought all these years I was just a rotten mother to have let my little guy get himself locked away. But here is DeeLady's little girl and your brother doing the same thing! Maybe I can finally stop feeling guilty about this after all these years! Anyone else been through this, too?

I did tell Dave today that there would be cards coming but since they are addressed to the other room he was in, they may not find him til he gets home. He was really surprised and choked up that people had sent cards.
I have been locked out twice by my kids!

Of course, how bright am I that I let it happen not once but twice?

Now, anytime I go outside I take keys with me!!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:15 PM   #87
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Our card is going out tonight or tomorrow morning, so I will check my PM's to make sure I have his new room number...
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:16 PM   #88
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This story just cracks me up, DeeLady! I had the exact same thing happen to me 26 years ago except it was a bathroom door (so I wasn't freezing). Nick was 2 also! I have never been so scared in all my life. I kept envisioning him drowning in the toilet or somehow managing to open the window and fall out (it was a third floor bathroom). I spent the time drawing pictures on paper and sliding them under the door to keep him next to the door while I tried to talk him into turning the lock. Of course, he kept asking me to help him turn the lock. I called hubby hysterical, who made a 40 minute drive from the office in 15 minutes. He walked upstairs and yelled, "Nick, open the door, NOW", and of course, he promptly turned the lock and opened the door!
I must be a little angelcause I never did that to my mom. lol
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:22 PM   #89
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Yup. Grew up in a 200 yr old dutch colonial. We had the old glass door knobs with skeleton key locks. Mom was not so patient as to think of the game thing though. Just, "Marc, if you don't open that door NOW, I'm gonna beat your #$%!". He knew how to take the key out and played peep-a-boo with her and giggle. She couldn't help but laugh without any sound. Older brother and I just looked at each other with the "oh, oh" look. She wanted him to shove the key under the door to her. But he didn't understand it was not a game til dad got there.
What great memories to think of now. He was such a cutie pie!
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Remember the always accepted answer to the relative question - I'm his/her cousin.

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