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!?
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...