So, apparently they will let any idiot be a parent. I am proof positive. This morning, after filling out a zillion product registration forms, I put Dilly in the kitchen and the other two girls in the playroom (we're splitting them up to limit flu exposure). Anyway, after placing the girls in said rooms, I put on my shoes and headed out to the mailbox.
And here's where the stupidity comes in. As I exited, I thought, "I had better check that the door isn't locked ... no, wait. They would never shut the door anyway, so it doesn't matter."
So, off I went. And you know what happened, right?
Yup. Doodle locked me out.
AND. I. WATCHED. IT. HAPPEN.
As I turned to come back in I saw Doodle at the door. Knowing what was next, I sprinted and as soon as I got to the front steps. She slammed the door shut. (while laughing - she's evil). Hoping I was wrong, I turned the knob. LOCKED. So I ran to the side door. LOCKED. Then I remembered, the back door was unlocked. Yeah!! But not really. Because when I got there, the door to the back porch was locked. And then I started to panic.
After thinking about everything that could go wrong, I finally just started banging on the windows, ringing the doorbell and yelling. After about 5 minutes of my craziness, Dizzle finally came to the door and asked who was there. Then I had to explain how to unlock the door (easier said than done).
But alas, I got in, grabbed a spare key and hid it outside. Something I should have done a long time ago.