Sunday, April 20, 2008

WAKE UP CALL!!

So this morning at 7:15 I got a very interesting wake up call. I was sound asleep when Kelly (Shawn's brother who lives 3 doors down) calls and asks if I am missing a half naked 3 year old. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? We usually lock Lacy in her room when she goes to sleep... I know we sound like total nut jobs! We started doing it when we lived in our huge house and she started crawling out of the crib. Our bedroom was so far away from hers we figured we would hear her trying to get out of the room because of the baby monitor and we could come to her aid. But now in this house, she will wake up so quietly and tear the house apart before I even hear her! Well we decided to try it for one night and see if she wakes up nicely. Well apparently not!! She woke up, went to the bathroom, threw her pull up away and put on underwear (but not her pants!), put on some sandals and went wandering around the neighborhood. My one neighbor, who I don't think speaks very good English tells Kelly that Lacy lives here (I think she was panicking) and Kelly says, no she is fine, she is my niece. She had rang the doorbell while Heather was in the shower and so I don't think Kelly heard it. Then when Heather got out, she says I think the doorbell rang, and Kelly went out to find her. Well I got dressed and went over to Kelly's for a nice long talk!

Lacy LOVES her Uncle Kelly's house and will go at any chance she gets. If she sees, or even hears his truck, she immediately wants to go say hi. Plus, they stock up on fruit snacks, go-gurts, and Capri suns just for her! We all had a talk with her and Kelly sat her down and told her she was allowed over anytime, BUT she HAS to tell Mommy or Daddy first.

I guess I am super glad and will go back to locking her in the room. I am just grateful that Kelly got her and that she wasn't hit by a car or taken away. (Who can resist a crazy 3 year old in a tie-dye shirt and purple underwear, and last years sandals?)

So anyway, she got her fruit snacks and juice and we marched on home to get ready for church! At least they got a good wake-up call and Lacy invited Heather to church... and she came!! What a good missionary. Can't be too mad at her, right?

12 comments:

andrea said...

I love it! Lacy is something else... I know I haven't met her, but it is obvious! I am glad she is ok too, lucky to have a favorite uncle live so close! :)

Kyle said...

That is so scary! And funny (only funny because its not my child)! Glad that she is ok and that Kelly found her!
FYI..I lock my boys in their room also!

brownymama said...

Ohh Jenny! I'm telling you. You have to get the upper latch to the front door. My kids have snuck out of the house so many times. It's so scary. So fun for her though to live down the street from Uncle Kelly and Heather. They love her visits too! Just maybe not so early! (:

Chantal said...

Aaahh that is so scary! I would be panicking also, well I guess you didn't know she was gone until she was safe. Still wow scary. I am glad she is OK.
My kids get locked in also, the hall way door locks so they are stuck in the bedrooms.
Kelly and Heather sound like great neighbors!

Marianne said...

SCARY!!! I am glad she is safe and sound. I think when our kids are older we are going to wish this was the kind of mischief they caused!! :)

Clarissa Jo Baxter said...

oh my goodness! that is so scary! good thing you have ncie neighbors!

Jeff, Chelsea & Rustin said...

Oh man that is too funny! My little brother used to do that growing up. He would go to our next door neighbors. Well kids will be kids right. I am glad she went to kellys house and that she was safe.

Deanna said...

Eeeekkk- that would FREAK me out. She's an Escape Artist in Training. Well at least she knows the way to Kelly's house.

Thomas Family said...

WOW... talk about scary! Noah has played that game on me before too... scares you to death.

Nunes Family said...

Iam glad Kelly was the one to find her. Its always scary when your child does something like this.

Lauren R said...

Oh man, Lacey cracks me up! What a kid.

Tina said...

Yikes!!! I'm glad she is okay. What in independent kid-no fear eh?