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    Lessons learned the hard way

    I had to get into the driver’s seat via the rear of the car today? Why? Because I locked myself in the backseat of my car.

    Since G has been playing escape artist after being unbuckled from his seat, I’ve started applying the child-locks on the rear doors. And of course, I’d forgotten all about this when G asked me to sit next to him after he got in the car. In my “smartness” I wanted to illustrate to him that if I sit in the back with him, then no one would be able to drive the car. So down I sat, and closed the door behind me. G didn’t find his lesson particularly amusing, enlightening or insightful, so I decided we were done and tried to get out. Only to realize I couldn’t. I had two options: 1) yell for help and look like an idiot; 2) climb over to the front of the car and also look like an idiot.

    So… what I learned:

    1. The Honda Fit has a very narrow space in between the front side seats.

    2. The headrests on the Honda Fit are pretty darn tall.

    Those two factors, paired with an 8m pregnant lady mean some hilarity watching from the side-lines as she (I) navigates the way to the front. There was definitely some booty wiggling action trying to inch over to the front. Carefully at that, so that I didn’t kick G in the head as I was trying to swing my legs over the seats. What saved me from a line-up of parents laughing hysterically at this sight was 1) tinted windows; 2) me parking at the last spot of the school lot.

    So yeah… while G learned nothing from today’s adventure, I learned to never close the rear door behind me… unless I have someone around that can rescue me. Or at least I hope I learned this. We won’t know until the next time I try to lock myself in though 🙂

    3 responses to “Lessons learned the hard way”

    1. becoming-mom says:

      OMG too funny!! I seriously don’t even know how you managed to get in the front.. thanks for the laugh 🙂

    2. Kirsten says:

      That is so funny.

    3. Jessica says:

      I DID THIS!! lol. I did it the other day – hopped in the backseat to BF the little guy and realized I was ‘stuck’! ha!

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