Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Some days you're the windshield...

...and other days you're the bug. I feel like the bug today.

It started at about 0230 when Amanda -- who generally sleeps through the night -- decided she was hungry. Although Judith got up and fed her I didn't get back to sleep for over an hour.

When my alarm clock went off at 0600 I had to drag my butt out of bed. I didn't bother shaving as I got ready for work (maybe it's time for a beard again, anyway).

As I was driving up my street to take Alexandra to daycare, I realized that I'd left my wallet at home. (Insert long string of expletives here.) So, I turned around and went back to the house to get it. I left the truck running while I went inside.

After coming back out to the truck I found that I had locked myself out, with Alexandra still inside. (Insert really long string of foul language here.)

I called Judith, who was at the daycare having just dropped off Amanda. She got home in about three minutes (the daycare is around the corner) and unlocked the truck. I was then able to drop off Alexandra and get to work without further incident.

This is the first time I ever locked myself out of a car. And yes, I'm going to get a spare key to put in my wallet.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm....leave the kid in a car out in front of your house...engine running? Perhaps I'm a bit paranoid, but dangerous? Could depend on your neighborhood, I guess. But when I read this, I heard alarm bells....

Jon Hassell said...

I would do it in my neighborhood without a second thought, particularly if I were just running inside to get a wallet or some such. If I lived in inner city, I might think twice. But my house is out past even the suburbs, where no man dares to tread :)