Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This morning I went outside for a couple of minutes to measure our window wells so that I could order covers for them. I left Brigham inside because it's super cold and I new that I'd only be a couple of minutes. Brigham seemed content to watch through the windows and I didn't see any harm in this idea. (Those of you who have been moms longer than I have are probably smiling right now knowing what can happen when you leave an almost two-year old alone even for just a couple of minutes.)

Anyway, I was really fast in my measuring and quickly returned to my back door. Unfortunately and to my dismay, when I turned the knob I found that I had been locked out of the house. (Didn't know Brig knew how to do that one yet.) I knew that all of the other doors were locked and wasn't sure that Brigham would know what to do when I started asking him to unlock the door. I saw three options at the time: Try to break in (this didn't sound like a good one to me); Call Daddy to come home from work with his house key; Plead and hope that Brig would be capable of unlocking the door - which he's never done before.

I decided that the third option was the best one to start with especially since Brigham was still right there at the door. Thankfully, after lots of gestures, pointing, and talking through the glass door Brigham started trying the lock again and after a few attempts the lock turned back open and I was able to open the door. Hooray!

I couldn't be mad seeing that Brig had know idea that what he had done was naughty, so I just applauded him for obeying Mommy and gave him a treat as a reward.

Phew! What an ordeal!


Elizabeth said...

That is SO funny!!!! I was at work so I didn't get to see you out there trying to get in. (I think I would've have gotten a good laugh:) He is such a cutey pie!

Sally Cook said...

brig is so funny... and he doesn't even know it! that's fortunate that he learned how to unlock on the spot too!

Ginny said...

so glad you got back into the house...been there before, it's not a very fun feeling!!!

Amber Ro said...

Too funny! Hooray for Brigham for unlocking the door for you. Way to go! Yes, even a few minutes alone can bring catastrophic results with these little guys. I wonder when I will fully learn that... :)

Katie said...

What a little cutie! I'm waiting for the day that happens to me. I always have all our doors and windows locked. I'm glad Brig was able to rescue his mommy!

Rachel said...

That's so funny! I haven't had that happen yet. They have locked me out of the car before. That cost me a lot!

Lexie said...

Ahh, that's the worst feeling in the world! For a long time I had to take my keys with me even to take out the garbage because Kastyn was so good at locks. Brigham, as always, is so smart for his age to figure out how to lock it and to unlock it too. I'm so glad he figured it out and let you back in and it sounds like you handled it perfectly, what a great Mom you are! I have to tell you that on Sunday, Kastyn said, "I know who I miss, can you guess?" I guessed a few people and she said, "I'll give you clues. There's two of them and they are fun to play with and one of them pulls my hair.... Allyson and Brigham!" I thought it was so cute, but you really should stop pulling her hair Al! Just kidding, but know that we love you guys and miss you.

Shelly said...

how funny Allyson! I'm glad you got back inside... who knows what else Brig would have done. :)

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