Thursday, May 21, 2009

never a dull moment

So the doorknob on Maya's door has been sticking lately.  I've only had a few times of panic when I thought, "Oh crap, I'm really not going to be able to get this girl out!".  Getting a new doorknob just hasn't been at the top of our list lately, plus I thought I'd figured out the trick to getting it open.  
I thought wrong.
Today I went to get her up from her nap and I couldn't get it open.  I seriously tried everything.  Finally I knew I just needed to take off the whole knob.  I did that with no problem at all, but the part still in the door would not budge.  Not one little bit.  I called Phil for a little guidance (PLEASE HELP!!!).  He suggested I get some pliers and try to use my huge muscles to pull it out.  I tried.  I failed.  Finally I called him and just said there was no way I could get it open.  So Phil said he would come home right away.  What else could we do?!  You know, other than Gibson's suggestion to call 911.
Look at those little fingers:
At this point I seriously had to keep myself in check so I didn't flip out.  I wasn't even the one stuck and I was about to have a claustrophobic breakdown.  Maya on the other hand was doing just fine.  She had one moment where she started crying and just really wanted out.  So I slipped her a granola bar under the door and that perked her up fast.  
 About 15-20 minutes later Phil got home to assess the sitchiation.  After trying his best to get it open and listen to Gibson say, "Daddy are you done with the flashlight?  Can I have it?" approximately 15 times, Phil declared it un-openable.
So he broke the door down.  And I think it filled a secret dream of his.
Now we're wishing we would have just found the time for that new doorknob.  Now we need a whole new door...

6 comments:

Emily O. said...

I love reading your blog....it always makes me smile or laugh...I used to have a knob like that on my bedroom...I got stuck in my room on several occasions.

jenny said...

Oh Amber, I'm sure this created a lot of drama this afternoon, but it gave me a good laugh. Glad Maya survived the ordeal!

Marisa said...

Cracks me up! I especially like your comment about Phil fulfilling a life dream!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Oh my, this is too funny! And I love the pic of her looking under the door...so cute!

.:rew:. said...

You're so good at story-telling! So glad to hear Maya escaped the "stuck in bedroom" sitchiation. Now...on to getting a new door!

the clemensuz said...

Drew and I laughed so hard at this story. Thanks for sharing it :)