I hope my child looks back on today, and remembers a Mum who had time to play
There will be years for cleaning and cooking, but children grow up when we are not looking
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, cause babies grow fast, much to our sorrow
So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep
(Song for a Fifth Child)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mother of the Year

Car service and repair, not my favorite activity, but a necessary one and the SUV was due. So that meant loading all parties into the car, Daddy Bug and I driving both cars to the dealer and moving the kids into the  compact-doesn't-really-fit-two-adults-and-two-carseats car...
I dropped the keys on a fussy Lady Bug's lap in a desperate attempt to keep her happy. Yeah, I know, I really shouldn't let her chew on my keys but I'm embracing the second-time-less-discriminating mom in me. As temperatures drop, I always envision that seen from A Christmas Story and fear her tongue is going to stick to the keys. So far it hasn't happened...yet. 

I plopped her seat in the car. Run around to buckle in June Bug, shut his door and as I do,  Lady Bug looks me straight in the eyes and bites down on the key fob.  I hear the unmistakable sound of the doors locking. ::insert several inappropriate 4-letter words::

Me:  ::tapping window and trying to point to the locks:: June Bug!!! PUSH THE LOCK BUTTON!!!
June Bug:  ::tapping window, clapping, and laughing::
The Guilty Party

Repeat ten times.

No panic, we're at a dealer...okay a Honda dealer, but surely they should be able to get us in no problem. 

Mechanic:  What kind of car is it?
Daddy Bug:  A Mazda3
Mechanic: Oooooh those are tough to break into. Really anti-theft, they did a great job....

Seriously dude?? Not really the time to share such fine details of the car with TWO kids locked in it!!!! OMG, can you get me in or am I calling the police??

PSA: Do NOT give a teething infant your key fob. Lady Bug is just going to have to settle for the house keys. Thankfully my Mother of the Year badge is being issued by the dealership and NOT the local police department. 


  1. Replies
    1. O.M.G. I have laughed so hard!!! What a totally random thing to have happen. What did they do? Were they able to get them out at the dealer?? You have the best experiences Mychela......... :)

    2. the dealer did get us in, lol. They sort of pried the door open and stuck in this long metal stick with a hook. In hindsight it was very funny. At the time I swore she was going to choke on something and I was picturing myself smashing in the front windshield! :)

  2. Oh Mychela - this is too good. I am so glad it all worked out and what a story to remember when they are grown up! xxoo