Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another adventure in mommy land

I have to write this little story even though it paints a bad picture of me.....

Yesterday, MONDAY, was .99$ bread at the Bakery. I love the wheat bread there it is squishy like white bread. I usually go about every other week. We grab our bread and then we pick a donut. My favorite is the chocolate chocolate. I am sure it is a zillion calories but I can have one every other week, right? After making our purchase I:
 pick up the baby in her car seat
 Grab our bread and goodies
 Hold the change and my keys
 head to the car.
Ry is in front, Gator is in back... We watch for cars cross the parking lot and I unlock the car for Ry and pop the trunk for the bread. CRASH! Gator goes down, scrapes his knees (we are wearing shorts and tee-shirts on a brisk 61 degree day. We can't help it... we are optimistic dressers) Scrapes his hands and is bleeding. I get the first aid kit out of the trunk and clean and bandage the boy. Crisis over, I slam the trunk shut.... Oh nooooooo, the car is locked, My purse and cell are in the front seat and my keys are???????... Why did Ry lock it. I jumped down her throat. Honey! why did you lock the door we can't go anywhere now? Upon further findings I figured that she never got into the car. After pushing the unlock button the car gives you to the count of 25 before it locks back up. Dang it! I was the one that slammed the trunk with the keys in. After telling my daughter it was actually mommies fault, she stopped crying and was on board with an adventure. I went back into the bakery. Saw a friend who let me use her phone to call daddy. He was busy and couldn't answer. She offered to take us somewhere but with my family of four and her family of five, there just wasn't enough room in her car.... I finally thought we could walk over to Grandma D's work. It wasn't too far. Only about 8 blocks away, we could manage that.(that might be an exaggeration, but it felt like that) I carried the baby in her car seat, and held Gator's hand because he kept falling down each block. One time I went to hold him up from a fall and slammed his head into the car seat. Those short legs are slow movers. We finally made it to grandma's work and tried daddy again. He could rescue us!!!!!

Blessing #1- It was a nice day to walk
Blessing #2- We were able bodied enough to walk
Blessing #3- Gator wasn't on oxygen so all I had to do was lug the car seat
Blessing #4- We had the car seat for the rescue
Blessing #5- Daddy was in a position to rescue us. Bless him!

I wish I didn't have to go out and run errands very soon... I guess I will have to be more vigilant!
Have you done this before. I used to do it all the time. I haven't done it in such a very long time.


Kara and Cody Markham said...

:) i love your stories !!!

Angee and Thom said...

I like to put my keys in "special" places as well as lock them in the car. Finally my Hubby got a door key made and attached it to the underside of my car. He didn't want to keep paying $40 bucks to get me a new key. So at least if I lock them in the car I can get in. Good times!

Mom of twins ♥ said...

I did this with my kids a few weeks ago! We got a new car with power locks, something I have not had in our older car and I always put my keys and phone in my purse when I get out and then grab the kids, well I thought I UNLOCKED the car and instead relocked it with my purse, keys, kids and phone all still in the car! I was at home and they were in the garage, so it wasn't too hot. But I felt terrible, I had to go to my neighbors and call my hubby and luckily he was also able to come and safe us! I think we have all gone through something like this. :)

Melissa said...

Dang. I very much dislike days like that. I'm glad it's a new day for you!!!

berrymom said...

I am laughing and crying for you right now. Thank you for sharing the story!

TiffanyW. said...

BRYNN!!! I am so sorry I couldn't take you somewhere, or help you! You are such a super mom! I'm glad everything worked out o.k!

comeandfindmepan said...

That was an adorable story. :)

Nancy and Spencer said...

I seem to remember you locking your keys in your car once at Dallas Roberts. It proves to be much less funny when small children are involved!

So, Brynn Burrito... I'm coming to Utah next week and desperately want to visit you and get a hair trim if you're still doing that. (If you saw the message i left on facebook then you can now be sure that i'm stalking you!)
Anyhoo, write me soon!

p.s. Your children are beautiful! I knew you'd have kids that resemble Precious Moments Dolls. :)

Cynthia said...

Hey girlie! Glad you all made it home. I bought a clip-style key chain and I clip my keys to my purse. It's the only way to ensure I don't leave without one or the other! LOL!

I logged on to "Halo Heaven" and was a bit overwhelmed! Which of the headbands (size, material) was Munchie rocking when I was there getting my hair done? I am going to order some pettiskirts and headbands for Meg's twins (and big sis Afton- can't forget her!) but I'm not sure what to get. How long will it take to recieve them?