The day started off kind of exciting when I awoke to realize my two teacher friends had the day off due to weather. I quickly made plans to meet them at the mall playground.
The before-the-incident pictures. Doesn't he look like such a big boy?
We left the mall to go to lunch. That's when I made dumb decision #1: I let Will hold my keys while I strapped him in his carseat. He's usually an excellent car rider (thank goodness, as it makes the decision to keep him rear-facing THAT much easier). However, he does tend to fight me when I buckle him in.
Will grabbed my keys, they pacified him, and that made me happy. So, I let him have them.
This led to dumb decision #2: Not wanting to hear the inevitable screams as I ripped the beloved keys from his chubby hands, I let him hold them while I put the stroller in the car.
This was quickly followed by dumb decision #3: closing the back car door.
As soon as I closed the trunk, I heard the *beep* which meant Will was locked in the car. With my keys. And the diaper bag. And my phone. Seriously, is your mouth hitting the floor over how stupid I am?
Luckily my friend was still a couple rows over. She came over with her phone and I called Mike. No answer. I called the police and they said they'd be there soon. Meanwhile we were trying to coax Will to "press the button" (as if he understood what that meant). All the while he smiled at us and ate crackers from his snack cup. A little bit of honesty for you: the thought crossed my mind, "If my camera wasn't locked in there with him, would I be taking pictures right now?"
Miraculously, Will did "press the button" and, just like that, the door was open and our little situation was over. I called and cancelled the police.
The rest of our week was certainly less eventful, but still fun.
And on the subject of food, I've been getting Deceptively Delicious 'round here. Anyone have that book? I spent last weekend pureeing veggies to incorporate into new recipes. Cauliflower in the mashed potatoes, sweet potato in the chicken nuggets. Ya know, sneaky stuff like that.
That's about all I have in me. It's been a... uh.... interesting?... week.