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?