May 16, 2008

Never A Dull Moment...

Giggles' new favorite pastime is playing with all of the door locks in the house. Usually, she locks a door while she is in the room with someone and we can get the door open easily, but on Monday she decided to change up her M.O. and turn the lock, exit the room and pull the door in behind her. Which meant that the door was locked and there was no one in the room to unlock it. She did this while hubby was home and I was on my way home from work, so by the time I walked in the door, hubby was beside himself trying to figure out a way to unlock the door. He tried everything - the hinges weren't exposed; a paperclip in the lock didn't work; he even went outside to try to break into their room through the window (which fortunately, for safety reasons, he could not). And so he decided it was time to pull out HIS TOOLS. He was convinced there was absolutely no other way to open the door expect to cut a hole in it. And so "Project Destroy A Perfectly Good Door" was underway.

Allow me to illustrate:

Exhibit 1: THE CULPRIT & HER TRUSTY SIDEKICK



Exhibit 2: DARLING HUBBY SAWING THE BIG HOLE AFTER POWER DRILLING STARTER HOLES INTO THE PERFECTLY GOOD DOOR



Exhibit 3: DARLING HUBBY REACHING IN THROUGH THE BIG HOLE TO UNLOCK THE DOOR FROM THE INSIDE
Exhibit 4: SUCCESS! Please - a moment of silence for the RUINED DOOR.

But wait! There's more! The next morning I was telling the nanny the story of why the PERFECTLY GOOD DOOR was destroyed and she couldn't believe it. She said that Giggles had locked the doors before and she used one of my extra large bobby pins to get the door open. She showed hubby how she did it and he was in disbelief. It was hilarious.

I think the whole ordeal was a great example of how men approach situations differently from women.

But wait! There's still more! As luck would have it, the door is NOT a standard door that you can buy at Home Depot. It is a custom size. Naturally. So instead of $45, the door would be quite expensive to replace. Hubby swears he can fix the door himself and so Phase 1 of "Operation Repair What Was Once a Perfectly Good Door" has begun. I will keep you posted with his progress.

I know you're holding your breath with anticipation.

10 comments:

A Shorter Mama said...

I am CRACKING UP!!!! Sounds like something my guy would do:)

guspiv said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Men just really overdo it sometimes don't they! LOL!

Justice Jones said...

This is sooooooo funny!!! Not to you I'm sure, seeing as how you probably have a lot to do with #3 due here in about 3 1/2 weeks!! Anyhoo, Daughter did this a few times until one time she also couldn't unlock the door. The key to the door would not work. She got scared and was screaming bloody murder. After about 30 minutes of pure panic and me trying to do everything to get the door opened, I paused for a few deep breaths and said a desperate prayer. I tried the key again, and ta-dah!! The door opened!

PS Did Hubby consider calling a locksmith? Might have been less expensive than buying a new door....

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Oh No!!! What a mess!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh that is funny. OK, not for you and your door, but in a Erma Bombeck way that makes this so universally funny. If you wrote a sitcom hon I would TiVO it.

Denita said...

OH, this is too funny! I am so glad my husband doesn't have any power tools.

Shelliza said...

Oh my goodness, that's funny. I would have loved to see the look on your hubby's face when he saw the bobby pin trick!

Dee said...

LOL! When this happens at our house, if I am dealing with it, I use a bobby pin. If it's DH, he wants to take the entire knob off, hehe.

Tracey said...

Oh my. Ohhhh my. I say, leave the door. It'll be much easier to unlock when they do it again!

the mama bird diaries said...

I can not wait to see how he fixes that door.

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