Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Well, Since You Mentioned It...

I received the sweetest comment from Windy yesterday...actually it was my ONLY comment...I think she may be my only reader...so, hey Windy...how are ya??

Anyhoo...

I noticed in your comment you mentioned that you locked your little Gabe in the car...then you said Just Kidding...

Well, guess what?

I did it to Ryley...oh yes...on a hot summer day and all he was wearing was a diaper...

Here's my story...

It was a lovely day unlike any other...I had just taken a pregnancy test that, despite my denial, came back positive. I already had a BABY...now I'm pregnant??? I was upset to say the least...okay...I was balling my eyes out uncontrollably sobbing so bad that my husband had to come home from work.

We both played for the church softball team and since I wasn't quite ready to TELL anyone else I was preggos I decided I'd play softball...yeah...I did...I know it's stupid but remember I was in denial...

We decided to stop at Pizza Hut for dinner and upon taking Ryley out of the car realized he had one of those nasty explosive type diapers...if you're a mom you KNOW what I'm talking about...it was EVERY where...all over his clothes, carseat, everything.

We pulled him out of the car and got him all cleaned up. Well, Pizza Hut was right in front of Wally world and we decided to run over and get Ryley a new outfit so he wouldn't have to go only in his diaper. So, we put Ryley in his carseat and I close the door. Mike and I both looked at each other in HORROR when we realized that YES our son was in the car and YES the keys were in the ignition...THANKFULLY the air was on!

I panicked! I went inside and asked for a phonebook...and I start flipping through histerically...I WAS LOOKING FOR A LOCKSMITH...yes I know how stupid that now sounds. Thankfully the woman behind the counter was MUCH smarter than me and suggests I call 911...hmmm...why hadn't I thought of that? Could it have been the fact that I found out I was pregnant that day or the trauma of locking my baby in the car?? Hmmm...go figure...

The whole time I was standing there, this nice woman who was the epitimy of trailer trash kept telling me that they were going to take my baby away for neglect...I finally told her to shut up...heh...I would NEVER say that to someone but at that point I didn't really like her and therefore didn't feel like pretending to be nice to her...

Soo anyway...Mr. Policeman took what seemed FOREVER to get to us, but he eventually did and shimmied the lock...please note...if the a/c hadn't been on I would have smashed every window on that car in my hormonal rage in order to get to my baby...Ryley slept through the whole thing...

We then went to Wally world to buy him some clothes since we had YET to eat dinner. Mike was still craving Pizza Hut but I REFUSED to set foot inside that restaurant for about 6 months because I was so embarrassed...

Sooo...yes, Windy...it happens to the best of us. So, if you really did lock Gabe in the car...don't fret, you're in with the right people :)

6 comments:

MichelleD said...

I read too. I was just too convicted yesterday to leave a comment. B/c I too am a procrastinator. :(

I've never locked a baby in the car though, so I can leave a comment today. ;)
Twinkling for Jesus,
Michelle

zoe said...

Hey,I read too. Don't always comment though. I never locked them in the car, but I have almost left one outside a store in the pram once!

Windy said...

I love you Stephanie Gonter!!!

And to be completely honest I DID lock Gabe in the car once and the air was NOT on. I never blogged about it because I would just DIE if my Mom found out. She'd nag me for eternity. I was putting groceries in the car after shopping at Publix and strapped Gabe in first...he likes to play with the car keys so he had them in his hands.... I guess he pushed the lock button on the keyless entry or maybe I did... but he ended up locked in somehow. I ran back into Publix and called 911 and stayed relatively calm on the outside, but on the inside I felt like the biggest RETARDO MOM! A locksmith came and the cops within like 15 minutes. It was a cloudy day so it wasn't too hot and Gabe was waving at the cops and laughing through the whole thing. Ugh!! I told a bunch of Mom's at church about it and they were all like, "Oh yeah, I've done that!!" One of them even went INTO the bank and forgot the kid was in the car altogether!!! HOLY COW! I hope I never get that bad. Anyways... your post cracks me up...and of course I know you would have smashed out the windows with your crazy Taebo Billy Blanks moves to get out your baby!!! I would have too! haha.

Musical Mommy said...

Thanks Ladies for your comments and yes, Windy, when I told other moms about my experience MOST of them said that they had done the SAME THING...SOOO Michelle...just wait...oh and Zoe...consider yourself or your son lucky? Heehee...

The Imperfect Christian said...

I did it once. I locked both my girls (before either of their adoptions were finalized) in my car when I ran inside to get something.

Thankfully they were BOTH asleep (which was why I left them in there in the first place) and it was PERFECT weather for such an event.

The firemen from down the street (literally two blocks away) came and waited for me while the car-breaker-into guy came. I was SO embarrassed! I guess it happens to more people than I ever realized!

Pastor Eric Hambrock said...

Nice site, great article, appreciate the tranparency. Most of all I appreciate the testimony. Keep on keeping on.
Pastor Eric Hambrock
Author of "The Front Porch" blog