Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Our Little Escape Artist

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Drew getting out the back door and falling down the deck stairs. I couldn't figure out how he had gotten out since we had a cover on the door knob. Well, just yesterday, out little escape artist was at it again!

I was getting everyone dressed on the first floor. I was helping one of the girls put on her pants, when suddenly I felt a cold draft on my back. I turned and saw that the front door was open! (the doorknob cover was still on.) I went and found Drew dancing on the front porch. He was wearing nothing but a diaper, my heeled boots and a Santa hat. He was holding a plastic teapot and dancing around. (sometimes I wonder what our neighbors really think of us...)


Drew- Proud of his accomplishment

So this time he was safe, but it still scared me. With five kids running around, I can't always see all of the kids and I need to know that no one can get out of the house without me knowing. What if it had taken me a minute or two longer to realize that he got out? What if he headed toward the road? Too many scary possibilities.
Looks like we need to reinforce security at all exits here at The Rock.

10 comments:

  1. That is scary! That is my biggest fear here as well. The best upper lock to get is the kind that flips over not the chain. It doesn't ruin your door. We used it with our first three houdinis. But need to put one up in this house!But the pic of him is the cutest thing ever!

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  2. One of my BIGGEST fears also. We actually bought those chain for our doors! it is amazing the crazy things they can do and how SMART they are. We find ourselves out-numbered and often out-witted! :o)

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  3. First let me say he looked absolutely awesome!!! Love it, so glad you got a picture!

    Now let me tell you that I have one too! One lazy Saturday Todd and I lied down with the kids for a nap. Luke woke up before any of us and decided to go out the front door that had a plastic cover! Thank God a neighbor drove by and saw him out in our yard with the front door wide open and stopped. It scared the crap out of me when the doorbell woke me up to find the front door wide open with this man standing by my son. Anyways that night Todd installed chain locks on our front and back door! Just thinking of the could have happening make me cry!

    Good luck! Take care!

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  4. I can only begin to imagine how that must have made your heart stop! Maybe it's time to chain the doors...but in the meantime at least you got the cutest picture of the week! :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, Beth! That must have been so scary! I am always so scared that my kids are going to figure out how to open our doors too. After reading this, I am definitely going to have Lee install some locks on the tops of our doors tomorrow!
    I love what he is wearing though! I'm sure if anyone saw him, they got a good laugh out of it, I know I did!

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  6. I'm sure it was scary and I'm sure that your heart dropped out of your chest, but goodness, this was the FUNNIEST post I have read this week. And you even got photo evidence. You couldn't make this stuff up, not in a million years. KIDS!!!

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  7. LOL...at the picture and his ingenuity (not the danger)!

    Our Drew is also an escape artist. His 2 year old cousin has learned to open the door. Her mom found him on the front porch ready to climb down some step stairs. We are currentlt on lockdown!

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  8. What a riot!! The peapod is good at opening the inside doors but thank god she can't work the outside ones. I would FREAK out!!

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  9. Oh my how scary that is. Now that picture is pretty funny. Ours haven't been able to open doors in our house yet. We still have them blocked off from even getting to an outside door. Our house is a split level so you have to go down a half flight of stairs to get to the door, so we still have a gate up. They all can walk up and down the stairs we just don't want anyone pushing someone down them. And our back door is a sliding door that they can't get to yet, but soon we'll be taking the gate to the dining room down so they'll be able to go in there.

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  10. Yeah, I think especially with multiples you need to eliminate all possibility. In spite of me doing that, when my older girls were 3, I let them open the door for our nanny at the time. I heard them close the door and that was that. 10 minutes went by before I realized when they had closed the door that they went out isntead of in. It is still to this day my most horrifying moment as a parent. They were not even on my street. I had to get in the car and go find them. At the time our area was building lots of new houses so there were workmen all throughout. It was so awful I cannot even tell you. But I was still sleep deprived from my babies (who were probably 2 or 3 months at the time). Anyway, I almost thought I was going to have to go to therapy. So yes, I see eliminate any chance of them getting out. And even with all that you have to pay attention every time that door opens and shuts. Ahhh...motherhood...sometimes it's a crazy ride!

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