Invented By Parents, Of Course

So we're driving down the road - Becky, Micah, and I. I entertain Micah for a while with some Look Cows! and See The Christmas Lights? and How Pretty!s. And then Becky and I start chatting. About this, and that, and a few hundred other things. (We're women, what can you expect?)

And then I hear an air leak and FREAK THE HECK OUT. Micah decided that he could unlock the sliding door (since he was sitting right there) and slide that thing right open. While we were driving down the highway. At 60 miles per hour.

That, my friends, is why child locks were invented. Not only to protect your child from it's own adventurous ways, but to prevent mommies from having heart failure right there on the 4-lane.

18 comments:

the planet of janet said...

holy houdini, batman!

that would scare the bejeepers outta me for sure!

ClumberKim said...

Sheesh...Christmas lights? Already? Oy vey.

Momisodes said...

Ay-yi-yi! I had heart palpatations just reading about it!

Aimee said...

I think my heart just stopped, and I wasn't even there!

I'm just waiting for one of mine to try that. Apparently, it's in their genetic code as my aunt and my cousin have both fallen out of moving vehicles as children.

They both escaped unharmed, but let's not tempt fate, shall we? Yikes!

Melissa said...

Holy cow! I would have wet my pants...sheesh! That is one thing Micah DIDN'T need to learn!

Michelle said...

Ahhh, such a smart boy. The good news is that he didn't also unbuckle himself, right? Out of curiosity, what was his reaction to the door being open while flying down the highway?

Leanne said...

Ah, yeah. I can't believe that the doors even open when the van is in drive. I suppose that means mine will too. I don't want to test this.

Oh, and Becky looks lovely and grown up. Sigh. Do you want my 'where does the time go' speech? I have a good one...

JennyH said...

My goodness- that would have freaked me out! At least he was fine and nobody had a real heart attack!!

Karen said...

My son once did this to me while we were turning a corner in a very busy intersection. Heart failure...yes, I think that is the word for it.

Jenn said...

I remember coming home from school one day and my brother was in trouble, I guess he opened the back door of the car while they were driving down the highway.

Trisha said...

Eeks! My heart almost stopped and I am just reading your blog! I am glad that everyone was strapped in (can Micah get out of the seatbelts yet?) and no one went bouncing across the highway.

Bravo for child locks!

Burgh Baby said...

Yikes!

Putz said...

i din't think that thing could happen nowadays...i fell on my head near the international airport in slc utah going 20 miles per hour 45 years ago and now i am known as the putz

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I can only imagine. I nearly had a heart attack chasing mine down the driveway when he jumped in his wagon and let it roll down the hill.

mommaof4wife2r said...

what in the world???? yikes!

Debbie Yost said...

Holy Freakin' Cow!!!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OH my goodness! Yeah, I'd be freaked out for sure! I'm not even 100% sure our vand has child locks... hmmmm

Shellie said...

I HAVE been there and done that and lived to tell about it. JUST. BARELY. Total coronary infarction, sister!!!