My one year old locked me out of the house.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:21:16 PM
I'm sitting with the three year old on the screened in porch, watching her answer the bank's return call and play with the remote while I wait for DH to rescue us all.

*sigh*


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:22:31 PM
Oh my!! How long til hubby gets there?




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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:22:44 PM
I hope the weather is nice and that your dh gets there soon!


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:24:55 PM
Hope he's not too far away!! How did that happen?



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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:26:44 PM
I've had this happen! Years ago, my dd locked me in the garage while she was in the house. I had to call dh from a neighbor's house and wait for him to come rescue me.

Hope he gets there soon.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:29:39 PM
Oh my gosh, I am so afraid that my kids will do this to me while I'm taking out the trash or getting the mail! I have started taking my keys with me just in case they decide to close the door and I have the lock flipped on.

I hope it's at least warm while you are waiting, and that your husband doesn't have to go too far!



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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:29:47 PM
I hope your DH gets there soon.

It happened to me last winter. I got locked in the garage. DH was in the basement with headphones on and couldn't hear me pounding on the door. After 5 very chilly minutes, I realized that my keys were in my pocket.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:37:11 PM
Hugs. Hope he's zoomed home quickly.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:39:50 PM
Yikes I hope your Dh gets home soon and it's not cold! What is the one year old doing can you tell!?




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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:40:16 PM
LOL. This happened to me when DD was about that age too. She locked the sliding glass door. I ran to the neighbor's and he brought his ladder and climbed through an open 2nd floor window. Pretty funny memory.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:42:12 PM
He's here and gone. About a 25 minute wait.

1 year old answered a return call from the bank while we waited.

Rental house is old. Door is permanently locked, but we leave it closed while the big sibs are at school, or we use a different door. It's confusing, but all is well now.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:44:21 PM
So glad you got in quickly and that all is well..




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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:44:22 PM
oh no. I locked myself out once... what a bummer that was. There was no one anywhere on earth with a key to my place.

for a long time i had a key hidden outside. gee, I need to do that again!




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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:46:47 PM
My kids did this to me accidentally about a week after I had moved into a new rental house. One of them closed the sliding door shut with the latch in a position that it would automatically lock. I was in the back yard and the gate had the landlord's lock on the latch - and I didn't have a key! Thank god I had my cell phone in my pocket but I was still mortified at having to call the landlord to rescue us - from the back yard!!! LOL.

The next day I had a bunch of spare keys made and hidden in various places by the front and back doors. Oh and had the landlord take his lock off the gate!

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Posted: 11/16/2012 2:07:42 PM
That happened to me once too. And I felt so bad for the baby because she was scared in the house alone - she was 3.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 2:28:48 PM
My sister went out for a cigarette one night and BIL forgot she was out there and decided to lock up and go to bed. 20 minutes later he finally clued in to her banging.




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Posted: 11/16/2012 3:21:17 PM
You all are making me feel better. The things our kids put us through.

As I said, this is an old rental house. The front door is actually two wooden doors back to back. I don't get it, but one is a thick, heavy wooden door with windows, and the second door is a slightly thinner wooden door with windows. I'd say it was a screen door, but it has no screens. Very odd.

Anyway, the bigger door has a keyed lock, but there is no key to it anymore, and it's permanently set in the locked position. It can be opened from inside, though.

I knew I didn't like this when we moved in, but I quickly trained the kids to never use that door, and it's rare that there isn't one of the six of us in the house somewhere, anyway, so there's always someone to let you in.

Until today, of course.

She only cried for a short few minutes when she tried to get me to open the door and pick her up, and I couldn't.

But then the ringing phone grabbed her attention and her frustration was forgotten.

Today, I'm grateful for my husband, who's always willing to come to my aid, and I'm grateful for the fact that he only works a few minutes away.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 4:14:17 PM
My then 18 month-old locked me in our garage once. Fortunately I was able to get back in the house another way.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 4:20:18 PM
This happen to me almost 20 years ago. I was on the patio and ds closed and locked the door. The gated patio was locked so i had to climb the fence to get help. Ran to the neighbors to call the FD. I wrote it in his baby book so he never forgets


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Posted: 11/16/2012 4:59:57 PM
If it makes you feel any better I locked myself out once when DD was 10 months old in her highchair eating breakfast. Brand new house, had yet to put a key out -- had to call over the fence (in my jammies at 6:45 am to get a new neighbor to call my friend for help). Luckily no one was hurt.... it was scary, but funny looking back!!



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Posted: 11/16/2012 5:09:35 PM
My first son locked me out.... in my undies and a tee!
He was only two, and we had the kinda door handle that you could lock but still open from the inside. The ups guy had put a package on our back porch. Me, thinking no one would see me, thought I'd just open the door and grab the box! I stepped right outside the door to grab the box and my son slams the door behind me! so there I am. In my underwear. I was wearing what they call 'boy briefs' and a tee shirt(it was early morning and I was still in my 'pjs'). No way was I walking up to my old neighbors looking like that! So I broke one of our windows to get back in. My hubby thought it was funny of course. It's funny to me now. DEF wasn't then!


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Posted: 11/16/2012 5:30:37 PM
Hmmm. OK. Am I the only Pea wondering why you were out of the house without your 1-yr-old to begin with? And why you were posting on Two Peas while she was in there alone? If it were me and I had to wait 25 minutes to get back in,I'd be at the window totally trying to distract my child and keep them close to me and out of trouble. If she disappeared for ONE SECOND, I'd break a window and get in there. I wouldn't be posting on Two Peas for petes sake.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 5:30:47 PM
I used to wear a spare key around my neck. My oldest was a creative little toot.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 6:44:14 PM
20 yrs ago I would reach over & releaase DS' (age 2) car seat, put my keys in his diaper bag, then walk around to get him out.

Until one day he locked the car doors. I ran to a nearby cafe (keeping DS in eyesight) ... while watching passersby notice him & call 911 themselves... ugh

There was a Sharpie in the center console... pretty frustrating watching DS scribble on the seats/windows/dash until the rescue squad unlocked the car doors...

After that I kept my car keys with me at all times...

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:57:46 PM
Just got home.

Yubon, you're so ridiculous.

You'll notice that I said first off that we were on the enclosed porch. It is carpeted, and essentially part of the house. It is also my kids' playroom. It is where we all were, with the doors open because of the warm temps today.

Second, you'll notice that I said that I watched her TWICE answer the phone and talk to the bank. *WATCHED*. And by that, I mean that I was WATCHING my child in the window.

Third, you'll notice that I said this is a rental house. IOW, not mine. It's 85 years old, with original windows and doors. They are irreplaceable.

If my child was hurting herself, I might have done things differently.

But since I was WATCHING, and she was fine, I just kept a close eye while waiting for my DH.

And my phone was in hand, thankfully, because I keep it on me at all times, and I continued to keep it in hand while DH kept me posted as to his progress on the way home.

And before you pick THAT comment apart, he has an iPhone with hands-free texting.

Any other conspiracy theories you want to offer up???



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Posted: 11/16/2012 10:28:29 PM
Oh my how I needed this laugh! You girls are cracking me up!! Especially MrsKLewis!! I couldn't stop laughing!! Of course I was laughing with you and not at you!! Oh how I love my 2peas!!


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Posted: 11/16/2012 10:33:22 PM
We are laughing about it now. The little stinker, she was all into playing Peekaboo, and then *BAM*, that phone rang and she made a beeline for it! Who knew she even knew to pick it up and talk into it??? She cracks me up! (That's her in my avatar, BTW.)

Kate, UGHHHHH, a SHARPIE???? That's just painful to imagine!!!

Kitten, I love the idea of a key around my neck. Brilliant!


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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:26:47 PM
My mother's cat locked her out of the house once! She has a sliding glass door that she " locks" with a metal bar, and she went out on her back deck to see what the dog was going crazy about sliding the door closed so the cats couldn't get out. As soon as she did that he hears a clunk and there is her cat sitting by the bar batting at it. Of course, the clunk was the bar sliding into the groove that prevented the door from being opened. I had to drive 45 minutes to save her, and now she has a coded lock box on the side of her house!

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Posted: 11/17/2012 2:38:10 AM
Hmmm. OK. Am I the only Pea wondering why you were out of the house without your 1-yr-old to begin with? And why you were posting on Two Peas while she was in there alone? If it were me and I had to wait 25 minutes to get back in,I'd be at the window totally trying to distract my child and keep them close to me and out of trouble. If she disappeared for ONE SECOND, I'd break a window and get in there. I wouldn't be posting on Two Peas for petes sake.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 3:36:17 AM

Hmmm. OK. Am I the only Pea wondering why you were out of the house without your 1-yr-old to begin with? And why you were posting on Two Peas while she was in there alone? If it were me and I had to wait 25 minutes to get back in,I'd be at the window totally trying to distract my child and keep them close to me and out of trouble. If she disappeared for ONE SECOND, I'd break a window and get in there. I wouldn't be posting on Two Peas for petes sake.

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I was wondering the same thing.


Then you need to read through the thread to see the OPs update. She could see DD all the time.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:24:46 AM
Been there, done that...no harm done

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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:18:36 AM
in all honesty

i thought the same thing as yubon

and even tho you could see her...at any point she could have walked off...and then what?

old doors and windows are never irreplaceable

and again i guess i am not one to occupy my time...under duress...on twopeas

i am glad you got back in and all was well...

but please don't think you couldn't get that glass replaced

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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:25:16 AM
Actually, Gina, you don't know that.

The owners just paid big bucks to replace one of the original *wooden* heating grates in this house. It's a custom size.

The house has the original phone, installed circa 1939.

These people don't replace things, and they don't like things broken.

And FTR, the main floor is 90% visible from the front door. She could've gone around one corner where she would not have been visible, but thankfully, she went back and forth, no more than 10 steps from me the entire time.

Why people choose to nitpick and make horrible, judgmental assumptions in simple situations like this wherein they do not have even remotely any idea what the real situation is or what the person involved (ie, me!) is like, I'll never know.

And don't say "that's NSBR!", because that's just a copout for being catty and judgmental.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:30:44 AM
i wasn't being judgmental or hateful at all

and if you read that in my post...you were looking for it

again...backstory...how could we know you could see 90% of your living area

we were concerned with the well being of your child

not interested in judging your parenting

and girl...i've lived in some old, old...much older homes

and the safety of my child trumps old glass in old windows with particular landlords

that's all...

not every single post is going to end up of with 100% the replies being positive

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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:34:26 AM
You made my point entirely.

You DIDN'T know all the info, yet you automatically assumed I was just oblivious to the fact that my child could have disappeared or gotten into something.

The only duress was in my head. My three year old was fine sitting in my lap, my baby was happily playing, and the key was on the way.

And I was watching the entire time.

Your judgment without facts does not trump my knowledge of my child and my situation.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:41:14 AM
well okay hon


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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:12:13 PM
Omg this just happened to me while on vacation! I was on our hotel room's porch with my 3 year old getting out of the hot tub and my 1 year old closed the door and it automatically locked with her inside. I ended up having to jump the fence in my bikini and walk around- luckily I had left the front door unlocked. It was mortifying and horrific to say the least. I told my dh that I needed a vacation from that vacation!!
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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:15:28 PM
I feel your pain! I hope he got home quickly!

That happened to us once. A couple years ago I was at a conference about 15 minutes from home. My dh was here with our son who is maybe 18-24 months. We have outside trash bins in our backyard right off our patio. He stepped out there to put something in a bin that he didn't want in the house trash. He heard our ds shut the door and than he locked it! He called me and he had a tone in his voice I don't often hear from him. He was panicked. Needless to say I hurried home!

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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:05:54 AM
Years ago, I was working out in our yard in my bathing suit. Ex DH left to go to his ball game, yelled goodbye out the back door and locked it. Went out the front door, locked it and drove away. I was expected to show up at his game and go out afterwards. I had a bag of clothes in the garage for the Goodwill which I had to wear and rode my bike to his game. Wish I had a video of that ... Riding my bike all pissed while wearing Goodwill clothes!

Don't be offended by people's remarks. Ive learned here that there are many PERFECT parents who participate in this board.

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