Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Michevious to say the least


McKinlee loves to play with everything, she is very curious and can figure just about everything out. Today I made some banana bread, and started to boil some water for a little Mac and Cheese for McKinlee's lunch. I ran downstairs to grab some ice from the freezer and while down there McKinlee locked the basement door. Yes she has learned to lock the door, but doesn't know how to turn it the other way to unlock it. I knew the bread only had about 5 minutes left of cooking, and the water was boiling so I began to search for something I could use to unlock the door. I couldn't find anything. I had just gotten out of the shower, had on no coat, or shoes and it was snowing outside, but I ran out the back to the front of the apt only to find that the Dead bolt was locked too. So I ran back around to the back and tried to break down the basement door, but being 38 weeks pregnant and only having 4 inches of floor leverage doesn't allow for enough force to break down a door, not to mention that I would have a contraction every time I hit impact. So I decided to grab a screwdriver and take off the door knob, but the front fell off too and now I had a locked door with no knob. AAAHHHHH!!!! I could smell the bread burning and had no idea how much water was left in the pan I could hear McKinlee crying and despite her best efforts she couldn't find my phone. So I ran back outside and began to knock on the neighbors doors, (the office was closed for lunch) trying to find someone home so I could call the emergency Maintenance number to come let me in. I finally found someone that was home, and they were kind and giving me socks and shoes and a coat to wear, but really I just wanted to get back to my apt; where I could at least look in and see McKinlee. After about 30 minutes from the beginning of this whole ordeal, Maintence showed up and let me in. I ran in grabbed my tear stained faced little girl, who was trying to put the door knob back on, pulled the charred bread out of the oven, and turned off the less than 1/2 of an inch of remaining boiling water. Glad everything was ok, but now I am going to cuddle with my now clinging baby and take a nap as the adrenalin rush wears off.

5 comments:

AJoyfulBabyBowtique said...

o.my.gosh.
so glad you all are ok.
*****HUGS*****

The Ballantyne's said...

Holy Smokes you need your Mama There!

Spacey Stacy said...

Oh I have so been there! May the rest of your day go a little better.

sienna said...

Just think of all these great stories you will have to tell to your grandchildren someday! ;)

The Ballantyne's said...

I SOOOOO wish that there was a video of this whole episode. I laughed until I had tears rolling down my cheeks. Love you all, Dad