Monday, November 17, 2008

My little stinker!


The picture above hints to my post for this evening. Yep! Little Missy locked me out tonight. It was around 7:15 PM this evening. She had just finished dinner and I had stripped her down to her diaper in prep for her bath. It's trash night so I decided to run it out to the curb real quick (you see where I'm going don't ya). It takes all of 2 seconds and I took my house keys with me cuz well you never know. She has locked the front door on her own twice in the past. Both times with the keys in the door, luckily! Anyhoo, I ran the trash out and waved at her through the storm door as I walked back up. She was stretching up on her tip toes and I was thinking just how cute she looked trying to open the door for me... Then when I went to open it.. Yep! She locked the storm door on me??? Didn't know that was a trick she knew. It has a lock that you have to twist so I tried to coach her through the glass. She would turn it but then quickly change directions. I'm motioning and gesturing and she is looking back at me and copying my gestures. I did manage to get her to drag her potty over to the door, put the lid down and stand up on it so that she could reach the lock better (I'm sure she will store that trick for future mischief). My coaxing went on for a good 10 min before 2 of my neighbors showed up (Evidently I was loud).They joined me in my attempts but were unsuccessful. Did I mention that all I had on was my PJ bottoms and a thin tee shirt? It was in the low 40's too. Anyhoo, they brought me a knife and a screw driver but I was not able to break in. I was really considering breaking the glass when one of them suggested a locksmith. We called one and waited 30 min with nothing so then I called another one. Meanwhile another neighbor arrived to help. By then Little Miss wanted no part of trying to unlock the door. She kept saying, "Mine" each time anyone tried to gesture at the door lock. It was hard not to laugh really :) With the locksmith on the way, I was down to 1 remaining neighbor. It was freezing but she would not go home until I was in. She was so sweet, she brought me a coat and some gloves. Abby provided the entertainment while we waited by giving a very nice inservice on the workings of her potty with all of it's bells and whistles. So finally the locksmith guy came and got me in. Little girl was no worse for the wear. 2 points for Abba and none for Mommy. I tell ya, she knows it too :)



Man I love her!!!!!



Thank you all, also for all of your sweet Birthday wishes. I will post Birthday pictures soon:)


18 comments:

Amy said...

I would laugh - except I know this is in my future at some point. Hmmm - must order that keypad lock for the front door very soon.

Love the dress she has on, by the way. Very cute!

OziMum said...

Mikayla did that to me when she was 2! And I didn't have any keys! I managed to pull out the bathroom window and climb in!

Kelley said...

Such a cute story! And that dress is darling... Cudos to you for keeping your sense of humor...I think I would have been losing mine. :)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

That is funny but not funny..
I am sooo glad you got into the house without breaking anything..
Love the pictures.. Abby is tooo cute..

PIPO said...

Now that is funny...because I think so I am sure the future holds something wonderful for me ;0P

laurie said...

that is too flippen funny. that's auntie's girl. love the inservice on the potty.
man 2 and a few days. she came out of the gate running with a vengence!!!!!!!!
love auntie L

Sherry Mc said...

Oh tis so good to get revenge after all these years. At least you didn't have to scale the side of a building to get in. Go Abba. This is just one of what will be many Abby adventures. xo Mom

Carrie said...

Oh yes...Lilly did the same to me (twice I am embarassed to admit). I have now puut tape over the storm door lock so no one can flip it - on purpose or by accident! Both times she got upset but I was able to figure out how to talk her through removing teh safety bar from teh back sliding door which my key would then open. Too funny!

Anne said...

Oooh boy, you're in trouble with this one! She is the cutest! LOVE her dress, btw...

Donna said...

I'm sure you can laugh now...

I'm sure she'll start calling 911 for a joke pretty soon (don't laugh...Emma did that!)

Lisa and Tate said...

I know it was way frustrating but really how cute was that! I love that she was able to be instructed to get the potty chair and attempt the unlocking process. The comment about entertaining you with the potty inservice had me cracking up!

Beverly said...

That needs to be written in a new mommy mag. Too funny! I mean now of course it is funny looking back, not at all as you froze outside.

Mandy Terrill said...

well, jenny, you gave me a good laugh tonight! i clicked on the potty and when taylor saw what was in it she said "EW! That's nice to know!" thanks for the laugh, and next time, bring a coat- abby likes her new entertainment- watching mommy through the glass!

Shayla's Mom said...

Been there...done that (well, not exactly that)...

Lisa (Shayla's mom)

Deb said...

Oh MY!!!! The adventures of Abby are funny and scary at the same time. She did that so fast you'd think she was planning that for a while, waiting for just the right moment.

Love the dress!
Love you guys more.

Aunt Debbie

Shannon said...

I'm torn between laughing my butt off and feeling so bad at you being locked out of your own house for over an hour!! What a day!

kris said...

oh this is going to be a GREAT story when she grows up. i am dying laughing over here!

Shannon said...

Mischievious? Not that little sleeping angel! =)