Iâ??ll just start by saying that you should never put your toddler kid person inside when all adults are outsideâ?¦unless you have an extra key hidden outside somewhere or have another door or window open for access.
That said, I did not listen to my own advice. Annie and I were sitting out back with our friends Denise and Sherree one night and Sammy was asking to go inside.
So I let him.
He locked the sliding glass door. And no, we had zero open windows and no unlocked doors. Oh, and we also had no extra house key hidden outside or on our person. Although I felt a sense of panic running through my otherwise alcohol diluted veins I remained relatively calm and after a few minutes of encouragingâ?¦the little dude unlocked the slider.
Lessons can be learned in moments like this. Yes, have an extra key hidden somewhere or be propecia rogaine uk sales sure not to let your kid inside without youâ?¦but beyond that something bigger happened. I realized that Iâ??m not always an angry, worrying, overbearing prick. I mean, an old version of me probably would have gotten angry and potentially directed that toward Sammy but hereâ??s the thingâ?¦I know better and he does not.
Iâ??m the one that let him inside. He just fiddled with the lock on the slider because itâ??s his job to fiddle with that and everything else within his reach. So beating him with a switch (sorry, couldnâ??t resist after the recent story of NFL star Adrian Peterson being in the news for that) wasnâ??t the answer and neither was much of anything else. Well, with the exception of a cocktail.
Truth be told, the only other thing I had started contemplating was which window on the house to break out so we could regain our thrones. Cheers to parenthood!