Tuesday, December 4, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): breaking in




sweater/earrings ~ stolen from our sale from nora
leggings ~ Dots
boots ~ Minnetonka Moccasins, thrifted

a little over six years ago, when i was pregnant with eva...big pregnant, probably seven months along, chris went out of town for the weekend. it was just me and 1.5 year old henry. we were having a grand ol' time, having some mommy and son time.

and then henry ran into the bathroom and locked the door. i'm sure many of you know that kids can get into trouble within a matter of seconds. he wanted to sit on the big boy potty, so i told him to go into the bathroom....little did i know that he would lock the door.

so there i was, trying to unlock the door with anything i could find. of course we have an old house, so the lock takes a skeleton key. i am not a thief, or even a resourceful person when it comes to doing things like this. chris, on the other hand, is a regular mcgyver (mcgruber), and would have had that door opened in a matter of seconds...but he was out of town. so instead, i tried to explain to my (evil) laughing 1.5 year old son how to unlock the door. and i could hear that all he was doing was playing with the faucet. so i moved onto my second plan....crawl through the window.

outside of henry's room is a balcony...and that balcony is probably four feet from the bathroom window. in my panicky mom fever, i thought it would be a good idea to somehow scale the wall from the balcony to the window and then break the screen to get into the bathroom. pregnant. seven months pregnant. so i called my sister and said, "ok carrie, i am going to try to climb to the window. if you hear me fall or don't hear anything at all, hang up and call 911." to which she replied, "absolutely not." i was in a panic so clearly i wasn't thinking straight.

in the end, i told henry very calmly to stand as still as he could and to not touch anything. i then went running, as fast as a seven months pregnant mom can run – crying hysterically the whole way (hormones) – to my neighbor's house to ask if he had a very tall ladder (the bathroom is on the second floor). he did, and i climbed it, broke the screen, only to find henry calmly sitting on the big boy potty. he had no clue.

it was then that i started to think monkey back pack kid leashes were an ok idea.

xo,
megan bird

37 comments:

  1. I just love this sweater - these types of prints just scream Christmas to me, and I love how cozy they look!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  2. This is a wonderful look but I have to say the boots totally made it for me!

    Oi, I remember 'lockout' day...fortunately I didn't end up with the kidling locking herself in the bathroom, although she LOVED flushing my watch(es) down the loo when she could get away with it.

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  3. Oh my gosh! Why didn't the neighbor climb the ladder instead of your pregnant self?!

    This story reminds me that I recently got locked into my own bathroom (the door sticks) so I can only shut it all the way if my hubby is home! (that or maybe one of my dogs would learn how to turn the knob for me, ha).

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. That would scare me too. Especially with all the fairly frightening things a kid could get into in a bathroom. I get irrational and think doing silly stuff like that is a good idea too. I'm amazed you climbed the ladder and your neighbor didn't for you!

    I love this cozy sweater - it's perfect for the winter I'm sure

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  5. Good thing you decided to get the ladder--the 7 months pregnant and scaling the wall thing may not have gone so well. What a great story! :)
    I love this outfit too--that sweater looks so cozy!

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  6. Oh my god, that is my worst fear. I know I am moments away from being locked out with my 19 month old.

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  7. You have the best stories about your kids! I always laugh - then shudder and think that could be me someday! I don't know when or if there will be a someday, but I hope I can laugh about these things if there is!

    I love your sweater that you stole from Nora!! And those fringe boots are amazing!!

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  8. One of my earliest memories is of locking myself in a bedroom when I was about 3 1/2. My mom's version of the story is very much like yours (minus the pregnant part), but all I remember is laying on the carpet and trying to see what was going on under the door. I have a $100 gift card to shopbop and I've been thinking of ordering those exact boots. Are they at all roomy in the calves? I'm worried they won't fit!

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  9. This is such a crazy story - I love that he was calmly sitting there the whole time!!

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  10. This is a great story! All your stories are great. Seriously, this blog needs to become a movie. :)

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  11. Hysterical, I love this outfit!!! You look great in this style. Those boots are the bomb diggity. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  12. hahaha!!! Oh noes! Well you kept him calm and that is what really matters! GREAT outfit, I love the sweater, so cozy!

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  13. I like the sweater! I got locked outside with my dog when it was below zero a couple years ago, and Brett was at a basketball game in Minneapolis. I had to borrow a ladder from my neighbor, and cut the kitchen screen. No kids or pregnancy involved, but it was still pretty funny.

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  14. LOL Oh dear Megan! That sounds like quite the escapade! I love your sweater!

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  15. HAHAHA love your post! ps love those boots too xo

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  16. HA-HA!! OH NO!! Well good for you going next door to get that ladder, you are a good mommy! :) LOVING your leggings here! Can't believe those are Dots...We have one in the town where I live. I had a debate w/ my friends. They thought it was a "teenboper" store and I was like I HOPE teens are not wearing half of the stuff I saw!

    Sara

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  17. Oh wow.... what a little terror. And of course it would make sense to scale the house from balcony to window... When you are 7 months pregnant!

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  18. Oh my goodness that sounds awful! I locked my mom in the bedroom with me (weird locks) when I was a toddler and she was very pregnant and had to pee. We were stuck for hours until my dad came home from work!
    I absolutely love your sweater and I would totally want a pair of leggings like these if I could pull them off!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my gosh!!! So funny (although I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time). How do kids do these things! You have no fear, lady! Ready to climb through your window 7 months pregnant and all... wow!

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  20. That's amazing you thrifted those boots and I love that you kept some stuff from the garage sale! I don't know how it happened, but I am awesome at picking locks with a bobby pin. I've opened like 5 different doors that way!

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  21. Megan! LOL! i swear you have the funniest tale in your life. the first one i ever read was your telling about giving birth to Henry! you had me hooked. LOL!!!!

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  22. Haha, omg what a story! This is why our doors don't have locks on them. Not that we have any children yet... but I could totally picture myself getting locked in a bathroom and then have to climb out the window...

    You look adorable, LOVE those boots.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. i am cookoo for those boots
    brett

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  24. Holy crap, that story is ridiculous! Sounds straight off of a sit-com! LOL!
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    Jamie
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  25. hahaha, what a great story! I can just picture it!

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  26. all i could think when i was reading that story was oh no, oh no! glad no one was injured. megan bird your outfit is an oh yes. i would so steal it. ;)

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  27. Hahaha I think that I would think kid leashes were OK if that happened to me too! Love that cozy sweater...so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. hahaha! yes i think those monkey backpack leashes will be okay in that case. Anyway, love the boots, the fringes are so fun.

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  29. My parents dog some how got locking in the bathroom. So my dad had to break the door down to get the dog out of there. Also we have girls at work that will crawl in the ceiling to there office to get the keys when they lock them in there. Cute story. Glad you were able to get help.

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  30. Laughing! My nephew has done that before!

    Love that sweater!

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  31. hahaah that sounds like a terrifying experience. funny how kids don't even understand the danger they could be in! they just keep giggling like nothing's wrong. love your fringed boots btw! <3

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  32. I'm glad you were able to borrow your neighbors ladder! Scling a wall at 7 months is not a good idea! This story is hilarious though, i put my mom through something similar when I was little but there was no window.

    I love those boots! Great cozy winter outfit :)

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  33. I love that story- you are a true super mama! Ugh, I'm bracing myself for moments like that. Scary!

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  34. I love that story- you are a true super mama! Ugh, I'm bracing myself for moments like that. Scary!

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  35. Your sweater and boots are adorable! I'm so in love with this outfit :)

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  36. Nice sweater, it looks comfy, love your fringe boots =)
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