Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bringing about my own demise

We had a big day planned for yesterday. First we were going to the gym (For only $30 a month they will watch BOTH of my children for an hour every day. Right?! It’s my happiest discovery since Lindt Dark Chocolate Balls.), then to the playground, and after naps and lunch, to the babysitter’s house for two hours. Fun, fun, fun. Out of the house, out of the house, out of the house.

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We supposedly own a smart car. Smart in the sense that it knows that the keys have been absentmindedly left behind and like a guardian angel won’t allow the auto-lock feature to engage while they are still inside. It’s like it can sense that I am a numbnut who will lock myself out of my vehicle every damn day if provided the opportunity. It’s saved us many a times. Yesterday, I got the best of smart car. (Who’s the smart one now?!) Thankfully none of my children were inside. My wallet and positive outlook were not so fortunate.

I must say that getting out of the house drastically improves my mood and my feelings towards the whole stay at home mom thing. When they say “stay at home” they can’t possibly mean it or there would be no progeny. We’d all be raising llamas in Montana instead. Because they let you out to do that.

And so I stood in the garage staring at my keys somewhat wild-eyed willing the doors to open. Spare you ask? With my husband at work. An hour and a half away. Handy. I grew up with a poodle who would freak right on out when left inside the car for ten seconds without us. She’d sit in the back window of the vehicle, face pressed against the glass, howling and panting until we returned. I used to think it was a little funny. I don’t anymore.

10 comments:

Tessie said...

I agree about the gym. $30 seems like a BARGAIN now, doesn't it?

I'm intrigued at the idea of your smart car, I have a 1998 Nissan POS so I wouldn't know anything about that. I FEAR locking my keys in my car so much, it feel like one of those things that is just BOUND to happen, it's only a matter of time. But then, that's how I feel about fender benders too, so you should probably avoid my Car Related Theories.

Erin said...

Glad you were at least at home, but yes, that really SUCKS. I am with you on the gym! We have the free childcare set up too and I big-puffy-pink-heart it!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

I'm up for becoming a llama herder if it means I get to leave the house.

Maybe this is reason number 2001 that I should join a gym.

cate said...

my car has that feature, where it won't lock the doors if the keys are in the ignition...but now i'm gonna be paranoid that it's not gonna work when i need it to! that sucks!

Angelina said...

yes about the getting out of the house in any way possible. I am so desperate lately that my once a day walk has turned into a twice a day walk...yesterday it almost turned into a thrice a day walk. And this morning, regardless of sprinkle, we walked. I think the weather was afraid of this spastic mom because it stopped.

Angelina said...

incidentally I figured I should add that I jumped onto your blog because I saw the magic word: "Virginia". Of course, we live in a big state, so you could be anywhere IN Virginia, but I'm going to read anyway.

Jess said...

Angelina: if you live in Virginia, we are neighbors. Because the chances are if you live in VA someone in your household commutes 1-3 hours each way to work every day. That makes us instabuddies.

Jess said...

Cate--be paranoid. Be very very paranoid. The alternative is a sad one indeed!

Jess said...

And bag the gym, go for the llamas. That's my new vote.

Laura McIntyre said...

Sounds like a great deal at the gym. Yes getting out is great, i hate days stuck in doors