I Guess Hiding a House Key is Beneficial…Who Knew?

I started to go on more walks with Piper since the weather was finally starting to warm up.  Let me be more specific for my Canadian friends.  I was referring to a week ago, not the last few days when we got snow AGAIN.  I know what I should expect when I live here, but I hate that we have to welcome May with snow.  Okay, back on topic.  As I was taking Piper out more often, I was just waiting for it to happen.  And IT did! I locked the two of us out of the house.  

We have an automated deadbolt with a key pad so I normally leave my keys behind, but I somehow locked the door handle on my numerous trips in and out of the house.  That darn kid kept forgetting her things.  Okay, her darn mother was the one doing the forgetting.  

Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse, the unthinkable happened.  I realized that Piper’s soother was IN THE HOUSE! (insert scary music here) That’s when the panic set in.

This is EXACTLY how I looked after the soother revelation

My husband was about 4 hours away from home and I’m locked out of the house with a baby and a poor excuse for a ‘packed’ diaper bag.  So…off to grandmothers we went!  Luckily, my wonderful in-laws live in the same city.  My mother-in-law was home and has baby supplies, so away we went.  We walked the 45 minutes across the little city.  I should clarify that Piper didn’t walk, she sat on her little baby butt while I pushed.  On the bright side, I didn’t need to do a workout that night.

It all worked out great.  The weather was perfect for us and Piper looked pretty awesome strolling through the city with her hat and sunglasses.  Her amazing Nana even went out and bought Piper a new soother for the afternoon!  

Moral of the story; don’t go for walks if you’re a blonde.  Okay, the actual lesson here is to always have a hidden spare key, especially when you have a baby and are expected to be responsible. My bad.

2 thoughts on “I Guess Hiding a House Key is Beneficial…Who Knew?

  1. d3b01946

    Just so that you are warned in advance! I was at a bus stop waiting for a bus (in the UK) and at the same stop there was a frantic mother and her irritable, hungry, fractious young baby – she gave him/her the keys to play with to pacify the child, which it did. But she did not notice that as they got on the bus the child dropped the keys into the road as the doors closed…could her day have got any worse I wonder? We ran after the bus waving the keys but the driver ignored us and we could not see the mother. It is not a good idea to let babies get used to playing with keys or mobile phones!!!

    1. nickiebrook@live.com Post author

      Wow! That is definitely a problem for that mom (when she realizes it) Thank you so much for sharing. I’m going to think twice about letting Piper play with my keys while we are out!


Leave a Comment!