Thursday, September 11, 2008
Adventures with Twins
I am alone with the tots today. Pretty confident that I have everything under control. I decided to put them down a little bit early for nap time. They seem SO tired and I know I am! I try to get them to crawl up the stairs themselves. They ALWAYS walk past the stairs into the living room or the "forbidden room". Faith climbs all over the couches while Brandon goes straight to a little end table to see what he can knock down. It is so hard to gather them - it's kinda like herding cattle I think! Some how, they crawl upstairs. Once there - one goes one direction while the other goes the opposite. I grab Faith and put her in their room and close the door. (I will NEVER do this again!) I find Brandon in our room running around with a grin on his face. I bring Brandon to their room .. and the door is LOCKED!!!!! WHAT?!?!?! I try and remain calm. I put Brandon down and he happily runs back to my room - but that's ok for now. I call out for Faith. I keep calling her and knocking on the door AS IF she is going to unlock it?? It is one of those push button locks. She can reach the door knob and I think she did lock it in the 1st place. She is not answering me. (yeah - I know she can't talk, but she could make some kinda noise!) Silence. The door of course has one of those holes. I remember unlocking these types of doors with a wire hangar in the past. I look for a wire hangar - don't have ANY! Who does? I don't even want to take the time to look for tools. I start to panic (still calling out "FAITH") I am thinking - she could be eating diaper rash ointment, lotion, steroid cream!! I briefly think about breaking the door. I grab my wallet, find an old Hechts gift card and try to jimmy the lock. I shove the card in the door, it is not budging. I stick my fingers under the door hoping Faith will think it's funny and at least let me know she is ok.. and the door magically opens. (must have been the card) I'm in the room - DON"T SEE MY DAUGHTER! And then I find her - sitting indian style in the closet chewing on a teething ring. Looking SO sweet and innocent! Thank you GOD!