I was supposed to be meeting my friend for coffee at 9:30am this morning at the leisure centre cafe before we took the kids to their different baby classes, as usual I was running late and was running out the door at gone 9:25am. Luckily we live about a 5 minute drive away (yes, I do usually walk but it was freezing cold and I wasn't organised enough with Rose to get out the door in time...) but it takes about that long to just bundle ourselves into the car trying not to forget anything.
I blipped the doors open with the key fob and opened the front drivers-side door, chucked the changing bag with everything in it on the seat and put the key in the ignition ready to go! I shut the door as it's a very narrow pavement outside our house and rushed round to put Rose in her car seat. As I just pushed the door to shut, the car only went and LOCKED ITSELF!!
I didn't think it would have Actually locked me out of the car! But when I went to try and open Rose's door, I screamed out in panic when it just wouldn't budge. Luckily my good friend lives a couple of doors down from us and her partner was just coming out of the house with their two children and so I called out for some help. The poor guy didn't have a clue how to get into the car obviously and was walking around the car looking a bit worried so with that, I promptly burst into tears. At that point Rose was still grinning at us out of the windows thinking it was all a funny game..
He rushed and got some friends that live round the corner that were mechanics to try and break into the car but they couldn't get in. Whilst all this was happening, my friend had come to stand with me with her two children in the buggy and she wasn't very well so I felt guilty with her standing out in the cold with me. Then there was talk about maybe having to break a window and if so, which one so that the glass wouldn't fly towards Rose. She by this point was screaming her head off and hyperventilating! (She was due a nap which was why she was so upset and after about 15 minutes of crying she fell asleep thank goodness, for my sanity as well!) It was The worst feeling being locked out of the car, with her so upset and not being able to get to her to calm her down...
Thankfully, a man that was working in a house a few doors down came over and said he had a mechanic friend (another one) that had a break-in kit and lived nearby. Luckily he was really close-by and was there within 10 minutes and they all got to work on trying to break into the car again... it was actually Ray that eventually managed to hook the keys out of the car using the break-in apparatus! I stupidly don't know his mobile number off by heart and had to ring 118 to get the number for where I thought he was working that day. I left a very panicky message with a slightly confused nurse who then left a message on his phone. He must have just thought... 'Oh noooo, what Has she done now!?!' Haha. Fortunately he was only 5 minutes away though, so he had come to see if he could do anything to help.
All that time I had been worrying myself silly thinking my friend would have thought I had just stood her up, I had completely forgotten that another girl was there as well, so she wasn't waiting on her own and they had both realised that something had probably happened...
So, yes... my morning was just ever so slightly stressful. Sorry for telling such a long-winded story but I think it's a kind of therapy for me to be able to talk about it!!
By the way, the pictures I've used for this post are of some gorgeous fabric goodies that I might just have happened to come by recently! :D