You guessed it!
Little ole' ME!!!
How I came to accept this fabulous title is the story you are about to read...
(Can you feel the excitement in the air???)
Here it was, just a typical Thursday. We spent the morning bouncing our heads off at our favorite jumping ground, Bouncing Angels. After a pizza lunch and a few more slides we decided to call it a day.
With the promise of M&M's leading them, my three little angels skipped to the car. I safely secured them in their seats, gave them their reward(I know, I know. Bad Mommy, M&M's AND pizza? Well, they had pretzels and fruit too, so we're good.) and their water cups, started the car and turned on the a/c. I then grabbed my phone, why, I don't know and hopped out of the car pulling the door to behind me.
This is where the weird time shift starts.
As I pulled the door closed, time froze and I saw my door was locked. How could that be??? I always click it open TWICE to make sure it's unlocked. I then saw that the passenger door was locked as well. As I grabbed the van's side door I had just shut I heard the dreaded, CLICK!
I LOCKED MY THREE KIDS IN THE CAR WITH IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO does that???
(hand raised) ummm, I guess that would be me...
I look in the window at them and they are all just smiles happily eating their treat.
I tried every door to no avail. I burst into Bouncing Angels to announce to the owner and my friend my predicament they instantly called Pop-A-Lock and got them on their way. The owner came out and we took turns playing peek-a-boo through the window.
I tried my best to explain the situation to them, basically shouting at the top of my lungs so they could hear me. I think I also informed half of Savannah of my actions and got a few well-deserved "crazy lady in the parking lot" stares as well. I re-assured them that all was well and we would be on our way soon. After a few "ready to GO's" from them, they fell asleep.
Praise the Lord! No tears, no fights, just M&M's and Zzzzzzzzz.
Shortly after, my hero, the Pop-A-Lock man showed up and reunited me with my sleeping brood. He commented that I was very calm and that most people are freaking out. I commented back that the a/c was on and they were asleep, so I didn't need to really worry at that moment.
The second he left I had to hold back the bile rising in my throat. It hit me.
They are okay and that's all that matters, but man I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID THAT!
*sigh* *deep breath*
All's well that ends well.
I may be getting a necklace to sport an extra key or two though. I need some new bling. Maybe that could be my medal...