Wednesday, June 1, 2011

mother of the year award....

Pin It Do you ever have one of those days where you sit back on the couch at night, your legs ache because your just plain exhausted, your throat hurts from maybe yelling one too many times today and the kids are all in bed despite the fact bedtime does not actually hit for another two hours ( thanking your lucky stars they have not yet caught on to the fact mum has been winding the clock forward!!) You think back over your day and realise that today is NOT the day you will be recieving the mother of the year award!! My (Josie's) most recent mother of the year day started with good intentions.

Maximus woke with JUST enough time for me to pack both him and Bella boo into the car and race to the local shops to buy some craft materials for an after school activity - head held high feeling mighty good about what a great mother I am. I left the shops, put our goodies in the boot, buckled Bella in her seat, buckled Max into his, shut the car door - "click" car locks itself. Hmm ok weird - go to grab my keys and unlock the car.........
The keys which are sitting INSIDE the car next to Max!!!

Moment of panic followed by MANY moments of insanity "Bella, sweetheart, see the red button on your seat? Yes that one - press it! no two hands sweetheart! yes thats it - yep REALLLLY hard" tears - not happening, Bella looking at me like I have lost the plot, Max screaming wondering what the hell mum is doing, Bella realising something is going wrong and screaming too!!

I turn helplessly to the man returning to his car beside me - "please will you go get someone - I have locked my kids in the car!!!" to be met with a "Sorry I'm in a hurry" followed by him speeding off!

Next man a little more agreeable, gets security who call RAC and stock up on supplies (water and snacks for the kids for when they get "released"). RAC arrive, kids out of car in two seconds flat, me a sobbing mess blowing big snot bubbles, Max a sobbing mess blowing bg snot bubbles, Bella a sobbing mess blowng big snot bubbles, a kazillon rubber neckers checking out the action. Group hug -  MOTHER OF THE YEAR!!!

Now I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing this will NEVER happen again and offering you all the opportunity to NEVER experience my day of sorrow!!! Check these little doo lackys out:

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As they say... the proof is in the pudding - look how beautiful my keys look!!! I solemly swear I have NOT locked my kids in the car since!!!!

Thought of the moment:

Don't lock your kids in the car... they don't like it!!!


  1. You poor thing! What a nightmare! I'm always so paranoid about that happening xx

  2. One year when I was 7 my mom locked the keys in the car while we were on vacation in N.C. It was hotter than blue blazes out side. No, she didn't lock me in the car but she made me stand outside on the blacktop, where it was even hotter, with her until someone came. And to this day I think about that day and have yet to lock my keys in the car. (Knock on wood) I am now 24. I will admit I have forgotten my keys in the ignition but luckily I don't have a habit of locking the car door. Having a daughter I can only imagine the shear panic and terror you must have felt. Oh but how I laughed, "Don't lock your kids in the car...They don't like it!!"

  3. Oh you poor thing that's awful! When my kids were 2 I was in the habit of snibbing the front door open to pop outside to take rubbish out in the evening, until one night while I was out one of the girls closed the door and unsnibbed the lock so I was locked out! An hour later our neighbor finally managed to force a window and his son climbed in and let me in, two upset and exhausted toddlers and me forcing back sobs and shaking like a leaf. The neighbor made me a vodka and I have NEVER walked out the door without my keys in my hand since!



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