A few days ago I made my first major mistake as a mother – locking myself and my 17 day old baby out of the house on a 95 degree summer day. Everything started out great. I was feeling really great, Ruby was happy as can be and we were taking a long walk around the neighborhood. Ruby loves her stroller, so we just kept walking and walking enjoying the exercise, the sun and the fresh air. After an hour and a half we were pretty hot so I decided to head for home so I could feed Ruby and get her cooled of in the air conditioning.
I took Ruby out of the stroller and parked it in the garage – only to quickly realize that my keys were in the back pocket of the stroller and the garage door had locked behind me. My sweet baby was all sweaty, miserable and hungry. I sat in the back yard and cried for a minute or two before I remembered that I had conveniently stored my cell phone in my bra (it’s a very handy storage location).
Ryan was swamped at the hospital, Ryan’s parents were out of town for the weekend and I don’t really know our neighbors yet. Luckily Christopher was in town and could come to our rescue! Crisis averted! It’s incredible how much more important a spare key is when there is a tiny baby involved. I am also going to make it a point to meet some of the people on my street right away!
The best news is that Ruby doesn’t realize that her mom is stupid sometimes. Whew!