Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Safe & Sound (No Thanks To Mummy)...

I know, 2 posts in one day- crazy! Anyway, our house is kinda all over the shop at the moment as we prepare for the big move. So I was pottering around today & decided to pop some stuff (mess) outside our front door. Simple enough, right? I thought so until the door slammed behind me & I realised that I was stuck outside, with no keys or phone & more importantly my 2 small charges were stuck inside!

After a moment of panic (!) I assessed the situation. Firstly our home is basically impenetrable without some kind of mountain climbing equipment, so climbing in a window is not an option. Secondly, Roger isn't due home for well over an hour, so neither is waiting it out. In desperation I sprinted to our neighbours front door (cursing the fact that I hadn't gotten around to giving her our spare set of keys) only to find that she wasn't home (I think it was school pick up time)- damn, damn, damn. So after contemplating random door knocking, I decided to try one thing first...

Me (banging on door): RYDER! Ryder! RYDER!! Mummy is HERE baby! Outside the door! RYDDDDERRRRR!!

muffled sound of small person running

Ryder: Mummy, mummy, mummy... He-llooooo mummy!

Me (through locked door): Ryder, can you go & get your red or blue stool & bring it over here.

Ryder: No, no, no, no, no, no....

Me: Ryder, I need you to help Mummy, can you please go & get your red or blue stool!?

pause

Ryder: Red one!!

muffled sound of small person running (again)

Me: Great work Ryder (etc, etc)! Now I need you to stand on the stool & open the door for Mummy.

Me: holding breath

the bottom door handle starts turning...

Me: Turn the top one Ryder, the top one!

pause.... And we are in! Cue general celebrations etc, etc...

Close call. Mother of the year I am not. Good to see that Ryder can use his 2 year old powers for good instead of evil...

2 comments:

Vida said...

Dr Ryder, you are the best!!!! From "Silly Vida" x x x

modmom said...

yay! smart + beautiful mama + ryder!

when my daughter was 2, we were locked out + i lifted her into an open window that was about 4 feet off the ground, but hard for me to get into + i didn't want to leave her outside alone. i told her to go open the front door. this was a huge risk, but she did it. yay!