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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Crazy Silly Milestones can be SCARY!


This little boy is very mischevious! Today he mastered a new skill....almost to my horror though. Imagine a crazy busy day (ok, many of you mommy's out there don't have to imagine). You are driving along making good time to get to an appointment and you think you might actually arrive a few minutes early! Yay! You look back to check on your big kid in the back seat and notice that his passenger door is slightly ajar! OMG! We didn't close the door all the way. You try to remain calm as you slowly pull over to the side of the road (thanking God that your child is strapped into his car seat and hasn't figured out how to undo those straps and that you are not on the freeway). Your mother-in-law, who you are quietly thinking in your head didn't close the door all the way, gets out of the car and securly closes the door. As she's settling back in to her seat, your 3 year old reaches over and just opens the car door! Sure enough! Little J has mastered the art of opening the car door. As we started on our way again (now destined to be late) with the door locked, Little J continued to try and reopen the door. Thank goodness he hasn't mastered unlocking the car door! New car routine in effect now.........
1. Little ones strapped safely in car seats.-check
2. LOCK CAR DOORS! -check......you get the point now right! :D
I am so proud of this little munchkin! Always paying attention, always trying something new and always suprising us by showing off his new skills at sometimes not the safest moment. We took this photo a few weeks ago, but I love the fun "here comes trouble" look on his face!

8 comments:

Betsey Terry said...

Hey there..that was scary!! Most cars also have a lock on the door panel where they cant open the car even if the door is unlocked. It's called child safety latch or something. It's a pain if you've got an adult cramped back there because they have to wait for someone to open the door for them..but great for the kids..you never know when they're going to figure out the red button on the car seat will spring them free!! Hope to scrap with you soon!

Patyrish said...

OMG I would have sooo wanted to panic inside! ACK! Way to keep your cool and WAY TO GO LITTLE J! WHOOOO HOOO! That's awesome!

by the way....

KEN LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

sorry I couldnt resist.

erin said...

always adjusting to our kiddos nuances CHECK!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh those were the days! LOL I know it's not funny but I know what it's like.

We had the child safety lock on our doors for years....it's kinda fun to watch adults just sit there and wait 'till you open the door for them. I think I might have actually walked off a couple of times while my MIL was back there...stuck. LOL JK, I'd NEVER do anything like that! (believe me?)

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

That is SCARY...oh, I have a almost 3 year old...

Sandy said...

OMG! That's such a double edged-sword, isn't it? I have that problem all the time. I am terrified when Madeline tries to climb head-first off of things but at that same time, happy that she tried!!

Anonymous said...

omg laurie!
krista

emelyn said...

OMG, laurie!! i would have freaked out...but look at his cute little face!! The mischevious grin! haha!!