Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Opps, to say the least, has been happening a lot around here lately. On Friday when Phillip and I got to Walmart, I remembered that my cell phone was ON top of the car! Well, it wasn't there by the time we got to walmart and had fallen off somewhere between there and home. We looked and looked when we got home...but to no avail. Phillip went that night and got me a new one...what a sweet husband!
Then on Sunday afternoon the kids got locked in the car, with the keys! Right after I had buckeled them all up, I shut the door and all the doors locked! I realized right away I was in trouble, the keys were on the floorboard, the kids all buckeled in, Phillip was out of town, I had no spair set of keys. I was a little panicky. I tried to get Avery to get out of her seat to help me unlock the door, but she was confused and this eventually led her to tears. I had called Phillip immediantely and he had a friend coming over who does this all the time. I was pretty calm when 15 minutes later he showed up and began working on the passenger side door. After that door wouldn't cooperate and unlock from the inside he said this might be a problem. It was then I started to get really nervous. It was like Canon could tell from inside the car, and he started screaming. Avery had fallen asleep by this time, and Atley was content just watching Mr. Paul pry the door open and mess with the locks. By this time Phillip's dad, and our family friend Joe Brooks came over. When nothing was working and Mr. Paul, who does this all the time, couldn't figure it out, I was about ready to break a window. One more man to the rescue, Brad Gilbert, who helps us buy and fix all our cars. He said he'd be over in 5 minutes and he knew he could get it. 4 men, a golf club, and an hour later, the door FINALLY opened! Canon was screaming for more than 30 minutes, and when I got him out he was COVERED in sweat! Poor thing! Avery was still asleep, and Atley was content to just sit there. What a sweetie! Needless to say, some lessons were learned on my part. Get a second set of keys, always double ckeck the doors before you shut them, and don't let your two year olds play in the front seat :)
We haven't gone anywhere since Sunday, I'm staying away from the car:)


The Ruth Review said...

one word: wow. its so sad...but funny at the same time. im so glad you blog...this is going to be pretty funny to look back on!

the broomes said...

oh Shelly, I'm so sorry! Why do things like that happen when daddy's gone?!? We are SO excited for y'all and baby #4!!! That's so wonderful! Praise God for this precious little baby!

The Durham's said...

Ok, my stomach hurts just reading that!! I am so sorry and I can imagine I would plant my hiney at home for awhile too:) haha! Precious, mama, what a wonderful woman of God you are and how great are your rewards!! Hope you are feeling better!

The Laws Family said...

So stressful! I did this once in the heat of the summer. Stressed me out so bad! I hope this never happens to you again but if it does you can always call the fire department. They do it all the time and can get in real quick :)