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I locked me and the kids out of the house today. Yes, I did. Then, while I searched for a non-existent spare key in the garage, the kids locked themselves in the hot van. Yes, they did.<br><br>
It was all over within an hour, and everyone's fine, but let's just say I'm not winning any Mother of the Year awards today. I feel like life is just full of "pregnant moments" lately--you know, the kind where you do dumb things, and figure it's pregnancy eating your brain cells?<br><br>
Please tell me I'm not the only one.
 

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I'm so glad everyone is okay! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Great blog, by the way! I noticed your husband works for IV...neat! I was involved with a similar organization during college. It was wonderful...my husband and I met during my junior year through it!
 

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Oh my gosh!<br><br>
So far I actually feel pretty normal in the head department. Of course, I think I lost all my brain cells in the last few pregnancies!<br><br>
Thank goodness everything turned out well.
 

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Yikes! I've done that a few times, though not in the last year. Luckily, dd is big enough now to get out of her carseat and unlock the doors if they accidentally got locked in the car.<br><br>
You've given me a good reminder to get some spares hidden away though. DH is deploying very soon and won't be here to bail me out if I lock myself out of the house or car.
 

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Ooh, bummer...I'm so glad everyone's ok.<br><br>
I had one last night...we were watching Casino Royale and there was this huge chase scene. I asked where it was filmed and he said "Africa." I said, "Oh, yes, of course, hence all the African-Americans in the scene." He said, "No, hence all the AFRICANS. And yes, I still think you're pregnant."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Okay, I have one. This morning dh was making toast for himself for breakfast. He got out the butter and I was talking to him and absent-mindedly picking up the counters. I put the butter away. He got it back out. And as I'm talking, I pick up the butter to put it away again. He gently took it from me and just smiled. I looked at him and said "what?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He said "Please don't put the butter away again, I'm making toast here." Wow, I really wasn't paying any attention to what I was doing at all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've had a few myself but hubby is having them too. Just today he put my empty dishes in the refrigerator instead of the dishwasher and then later saw them and asked what they were doing in there. I said, "I don't know, you're the one who cleared them, remember?" He blushed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Luckily, dd is big enough now to get out of her carseat and unlock the doors if they accidentally got locked in the car.</div>
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Yes, this is what I thought, too. I have a four-year-old. Except my car is strange, and every time she'd unlock the door, it would immediately lock back up and turn on the loudest car alarm EVER. Click on my name in my siggy to read my blog entry about it.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Ha! I do this all the time--I'm always putting things away when people are using them. Totally absent-mindedly.
 

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I read your story Serina. Wow! What an afternoon you had. Scheeli is in a booster carseat now, so she can get herself out and unlock the doors, but last summer, she was in a convertible carseat still, she couldn't quite reach the lock and she couldn't get herself out, though she tried really hard when I locked them in. Both kids were in their carseats, it was at least 80 out and I managed to lock the kids and my whole purse in the car. I called a locksmith and they came within 10 min. but it felt like forever to me. He didn't even charge me, I think he just thought I was a helpless female on the verge of tears and the least he could do was unlock the door and not charge me.
 

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You are definitely not the only one. I *almost* did the whole lock us out of the house thing.<br><br>
I'm just glad I seem to be keeping it together so far.<br><br>
Sorry you had a tough day, but there were many in which I wouldn't win mother of the year. One fact being that for my youngest daughter, I've forgotten to send in field trip money twice this year. Last, last Friday being the most recent, so now she can't go on that field trip. It happens to be on her b-day, so I guess I'll keep her home from school and take her out for her b-day.
 

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I did this when we first moved to AZ in AUGUST <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> my DD was 9 months I put her in her car seat and shut the door only to realize I locked my keps in the car with her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . I had no phone house was locked we just moved so knew no one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I ended up breaking one of the windows and a couple who happened to be passing called out " hey what are you doing" (guess they thought I was breaking in) and helped me when they discovered the problem.
 

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My pregnant moment today was watching <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> and bawling my eyes out when the doctor tells Pa that Mary is going blind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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OH geeze, I forgot my pregnesia moment! this morning I went to leave for work and I pulled out and looked across teh street and vaguely thought "OH when did the neighbors get a new car? and Gee it's the same color as ours"... like DUH it WAS our car and I was the one that parked it on that side the night before because our usual spot was full.. my brain just does not click in sometimes! I am just slow these days
 

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A few weeks ago while running errands, I stopped at the grocery to get one thing. I opened the car door, stepped out, locked it, and took a few steps before realizing my keys were still in the car. In the ignition. With the engine running.<br><br>
I ran home about a mile to get spare keys, convinced my car would explode if I didn't act quickly. I must've looked ridiculous sprinting down the street in skinny jeans and beaded shoes, looking so intense. My husband later assured me that no, the engine would not explode if left running. And I kept assuring myself that no, I would not miscarry because of a quick run.<br><br>
I returned to the grocery a sweaty mess. The funny thing is, I must've really been "glowing." The moment I got back, one man offered to buy me the flowers I was purchasing, another told me I was beautiful in Spanish, and a group of teenagers whistled at me. Seriously, <i>whistling</i>?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I did this when we first moved to AZ in AUGUST my DD was 9 months I put her in her car seat and shut the door only to realize I locked my keps in the car with her</div>
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Ugh! So glad she was fine! I would've broken the window in an Arizona August, too!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The moment I got back, one man offered to buy me the flowers I was purchasing, another told me I was beautiful in Spanish, and a group of teenagers whistled at me. Seriously, whistling?</div>
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So funny!
 

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So, to convince my husband that loosing my wallet in plain sight is normal, I've been reading him some of these.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I ended up breaking one of the windows...</div>
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My Arizona born-and-raised DH is IMMENSELY proud of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> That car was hot before you put her in it. Good thinking mamma!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Seriously, <i>whistling</i>?</div>
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DH says "Well probably because she's a hottie!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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