Breaking and entering

July 3, 2011
As a stay-at-home-mom nothing fazes me. No mountain is too high, or too rugged to climb. Nor do I shrink back from some breaking and entering. Because to 'stay at home' you have to bé home first.

Shut myself out

Because today, one of my biggest fears came true: I accidentally shut myself out of the house. And with no spare key to be found, a long afternoon on the cold sidewalk lay ahead of me. Longingly I looked through our kitchen window, and rang our door bell. But what do you know: there was nobody home. Those modern stay-at-home-moms are always out!

A-team style!

Luckily I payed close attention when I watched McGyver, and The A-team, and I decided to take a page from their book and get creative! With a little garden shovel I managed to wrench the garden gate open, so I could get into our garden. I knew our bedroom window was wide open, and excitedly I grabbed our ladder and started climbing.

Trampoline?

Alas! Either the ladder or I, was way too short. My eye fell on the mini trampoline, but I knew: even with a trampoline I won't be able to jump twelve foot into the air, and then dive into our bedroom. Not without a whole lot of Tena Lady anyway.

Screw the trampoline: I'll use screw drivers

Then inspiration struck again: we have a lot of screw drivers in our garden shed. I hurried down my ladder and ran into the garden shed where I grabbed a bunch of screw drivers. Then I ran back to the kitchen window and started to unscrew the safety latch of the windows. I felt this pleasant rush of adrenaline. Breaking and entering is a real high!

Part two of my masterplan

With the window sabotaged, it was now time for part two of my masterplan. I pushed my head through the window, and wriggled the rest of me inside too. Triumpantly I set foot on our kitchen floor, and to celebrate I put on the kettle for a nice cup of tea.

But not before I looked up a security company in the yellow pages, because obviously: the security around our house is abysmal! Anybody can get in!

11 comments

  1. How funny! I've had to use my kids to help break into our own house as well, and yes, the windows work nicely :)
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  2. Hi Thrifty Mom, I'll jump on by on my mini trampoline, and follow you. See me there!

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  3. I cannot imagine the damage I would have caused hurling myself thro the air from trampoline - so good choice lol ;)

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  4. Oh my!!! Glad you were able to break into your own house!! I came to say hi from the Let's Get Social Sunday hop!!

    Michele aka MikiHope
    www.mikishope.com

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up to our Super Stalker Sunday hop! I just wanted to let you know that I also have a birthday jamboree going on celebrating my little boys first birthday - between July 1 and 22 we are posting at least one giveaway per day! Come check it out! Have a fabulous 4th!

    April @ Mama on a Green Mission
    http://greenmissionmama.blogspot.com

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  6. This is hilarious! Well, since you got in and everything turned out just fine. Great sense of humor...

    Visiting from the hop and following. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  7. Good job. My toddler once locked me out and laughed at me through the sliding door. Luckily my mom happened to be inside. Don't know if I would have been so creative. Found you on Let's Get Social.

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  8. I'm stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday Blog Hop!! I'm so glad you joined us this 4th of July weekend to do a little stalking around! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday!!
    Be sure to come join us again next weekend for more stalking fun!! Have a Happy 4th!!
    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life

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  9. You do such a great job of describing your master plan in that post. Love it!

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  10. LMAO!! It's been a long time since I locked myself out of the house, but at least I never had to consider a trampoline bounce to get in!!!! Oh, I'm still laughing!

    I would definitely recommend beefing up your security. Who knows how many people have been watching McGyver and the A-Team!
    Christina

    Visiting from voiceBoks!

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  11. One of my biggest fears is being locked out! I doubt I'd be as resourceful as you, but hope that if/when the day comes, I'll remember your great post!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop. There are several wonderful blogs participating this week, you're certain to find a few new favorites!

    I look forward to reading more from you!

    Your Co-Host,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

    P.S. - I've recently switched from blogger to WordPress and had some issues when transferring the GFC widget. I'd really appreciate if you could double check to ensure you're following me!

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