Friday, June 25, 2010

Car Trouble

I meant to post this story last Friday, but I was so in shock from a positive pregnancy test that it was the last thing on my mind!

Barclay's favorite thing to do right now is "Dwiiiiive!" This entails him sitting in the drivers seat of any car and playing with the steering wheel and putting the keys in the ignition. He could do it for hours!

So last Wednesday, Barclay was fussing and crying to "Dwiiive! Dwiiive!". So I took him out in the rain, sat him in the drivers seat, handed him the keys, and shut the door so I could run around to the passenger's side so I could sit and watch him. Seriously, less than a second after shutting the door, "beep beep." He locked the door on me by pushing the lock button on the keys!

It took a second for it to sink in. My baby had just locked himself in our car and we have no extra keys to this car. I call Noah who isn't impressed with my lack of discernment. He puts a call into the lock smith ($$$$:-( ) I try to get Barclay to unlock the door. I kiss him through the window leading him to the unlock button. Nothing. Thankfully it was relatively cool outside and pouring rain so I wasn't worried about him getting too hot.

He had a ball, laughing and jumping from the front seat to the back. He thought it was a fun game! Then all of a sudden, he puts both legs into the steering wheel and sits there, honking the horn with his stomach. then he slips in more up to his chest. I freaked out thinking he was going to choke himself! I called 911 and ran and got a shovel to smash the window if he slipped any further. For about 2 agonizing minutes I watched him stuck in that steering wheel. Then right when I was about to smash the window, he got himself out.

The fire department showed up, I looked like a drowned rat, we all laughed at the situation. I think they were excited to have something going on on this lazy Wednesday afternoon in the boonies. They would have popped a window open if he had been in any danger, but he seemed to be OK and it wasn't hot. Then the locksmith showed up and between the three of them and my husband and my father in law, they finally opened the door about an hour after he locked it.

The whole time this was going on, I was saying in my head, "I can't wait to blog about this! I can't wait to blog about this!" I mean if you have to go through something that scary and funny at the same time, you might as well blog about it:-) I was also thinking, "Thank the LORD I cleaned out my disgusting car of the months worth of travel filth!" Can you imagine 45 minutes of people looking in your dirty car? They would have thrown me in jail for locking Barclay in such a hazardous environment! Oh and I found some time to grab my camera and snap a few pictures too;-)

Needless to say, I've learned my lesson and we will also be getting an extra set of keys.

I'm linking up to Myra's Friday Fails.


  1. Oh that is too funny! I can't count how many of my friends have had kids lock themselves in the car one way or another! My friend's little boy was "driving" last month, and even managed to put the car in drive somehow and pull up on the front lawn.

    I think the Lord has a special sense of humor for situations like this, since no one ever seems to get hurt by it!

  2. A few months ago, Porter was playing with my keys. He looks at me with this adorable grin and says, "Aunt Bekah? What does this button do?" And pushes it as he asks. It was the panic button. I think he knew what that button did.


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