Adam & Cooper survive first ‘adventure’.

13 12 2008

Well that didn’t take long. Less than a week into his life, I managed to lock Cooper in his nursery. Fortunately, I was locked in there with him. Here’s what happened:

We live in a 80 year old town home. That means lots of stuff is old or needs to be updated or replaced. This includes the handle to the door to the nursery. Last night I asked Jim to fix it so it would be easier to open and close. He was happy to and removed the door knob completely and gave about 15 warnings that if we close the door we won’t be able to open it back up.

Fast forward to 6 am or so this morning. I took Cooper into his nursery to change him and as he always does when he is being changed, he started screaming his head off. Not wanting to wake Sandy, I did what any sleep deprived father would do and swung the door shut. And just like Jim said, without a door knob, doors are tough to open. Diapered and dressed, Cooper went right back to sleep and I was able to set him in his crib to sleep while I began to brainstorm our escape. I tried all sorts of things from strings to hangers, but because we aren’t completely horrible parents, there weren’t any tools or sharp objects which would have been quite useful in this situation.
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Fortunately, about 35 minutes later (after I had gotten desperate and was trying to mangle baby hangers), Sandy woke up to find her husband and baby were both missing. She gently called out for us and she was able to bring a wire hanger which I was able to use to free us.

And that is the story of how Adam and Cooper survived their first ‘adventure’. Lame, I know, but as I recover from the traumatic experience, I find that sharing my story is helpful. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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14 12 2008
david

I guess you need to watch more MacGuyver so you can be better prepared in the future. I’m glad you escaped safely.

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