Thursday, February 5, 2009

Comedy of errors

It all started yesterday. Well maybe it all really started this past Monday when BL left for his business trip. It's his first with the new job and he was scheduled to be away until returning late tonight. Of course the day he left was the day we found out MR had pneumonia, and so started our week of containment and crankiness. It was generally bearable, aside from the extra tantrums and poopy diapers, until yesterday morning. I decided that we needed out of the house, even if in some small way, so I prepared us for an outing to grab some starbucks and go for a drive. The getting ready process finished we got out the door, which I promptly locked, and I started the car to defrost. While waiting for this to happen the kiddo and I walked to the mailbox and spent some time wandering around in the front yard. The car started looking habitable so I went to open the door. It didn't open. The car was running, and the doors were locked. With my purse, cell phone, extra set of keys and everything else that might have possibly saved me from this awful situation. It was a frosty 8:30 am and I was locked out of house and running automobile with my sick kid. Great. The one small fortunate thing in this all is that we only live about a mile from where my mom works, so I headed out with MR and walked to her work. This in itself was no small task as the MR is currently in a no-hand-holding phase so I had to carry him the whole way. Hello braxton-hicks, which by the way have already started. Fun thing about second pregnancies. We made it to her work, called AAA and half an hour later I was once again reunited with all my worldly possessions. We still went for starbucks.

5 comments:

Jamie said...

This totally sounds like something that would happen to me. :( Ugh!

jessica @pianomomsicle said...

Oh no! You sounded like you kept your head on straight, though. Good for you! Also, i'm glad you still got Starbucks:)

Pregnantly Plump said...

Oh no! I'm glad your mother works nearby.

Ann(ie) said...

oh girl! ... I hope you got yourself a double with a cookie chaser at Starbucks. feh. That's a helluva day!

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Good for you still going to Starbucks...I would have given up. Hooray for you!