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sure make me feel worse Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8079 posts
status 24th Feb '13

So we have a baby gate up blocking the kitchen from the living room. DS (1 year old) has run of the living room and the hallway but we keep all the doors off the hallway shut. DS loves to sit in the hallway and look at the doors waiting for them to open. Well DH went and undressed and hoped in the shower. he left the bedroom door open a crack without either of us realizing. So Im on the couch watching DS play and I see him crawl down the hallway and not come back which is normal cause like I said he will just sit in the hallway for long periods of time. So finally I stand up (probably 2 min after he went down the hall) to get a drink and poke me head in the hall to check on him and hes not there... All the doors a shut and he cant open them so i rule out him being in them and I know hes not in the kitchen because the baby gate is there. I check all the doors out of the apartment and theyre shut and locked so I start freaking out. I looked under all the furniture and behind everything. I run into the bathroom and ask DH where the baby is. and he asks how he should know. So I look everywhere again and go back like hun I really cant find the baby! So he gets all huffy and he's like "youre his mother why werent you watching him" Ummm I was all the doors are shut he could go anywhere other than the living room which Im in and the hall that I can see 95% of from where I was sitting.... So I finally open our bedroom door and hes sitting on the floor crying. I guess he crawled in when DH left the door open and then somehow shut the door behind him.... He was only missing for about 4 min total (felt like an hour) and DH is acting like Im the worlds worst mother because he left a door open.... Im so pissed. It's not like I was going hours without checking on him. Now Dh doesnt get why Im mad at him.... I was scared shitless over my baby and he was mad cause I interupted his shower... seriously?

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
24th Feb '13

i thinik he was probably a little rude with the comment but i dont think the rest is a big deal, 4 min anyway. i would have looked in the rooms too before freaking out. your 1 year old cant open doors? if he hasn't been able to maybe he learned (even if not it probably wont be long) so keep that in mind next time.



you didnt hear him crying in the room though?

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
24th Feb '13

I've 'lost' my baby a few times before. Little stinker hides in plain sight, lol. But I would be kinda upset about his comment. :?

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8079 posts
status 24th Feb '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" i thinik he was probably a little rude with the comment but i dont think the rest is a big deal, 4 min ... [snip!] ... learned (even if not it probably wont be long) so keep that in mind next time. you didnt hear him crying in the room though?"

No I dont think he started until I opened the door. I just flipped out cause
I didnt know where he could have gone and I was trying to get help finding him and instead I was getting rude comments....

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
24th Feb '13

That blows. Learning experience I guess. He could have been nicer but you probably gave him a scare. I get mean when I'm panicked or scared.



I did something very similar, not realizing the bathroom door wasn't shut and searched my whole apartment almost in tears just to realize he was sitting behind the bathroom door quiet as can be, like he was playing hide and seek. He is 14 months old and never stays put so I learned to follow him around for the most part, since he is a trouble magnet. Today he got in the bathroom again (we have a roommate who doesn't always shut the door all the way) and spun the toilet paper roll round and round on the holder and filled the bathroom with toilet paper. -.- I then made the mistake of trying to flush it all at once and almost overflowed our toilet.
Feel better. :)

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8079 posts
status 24th Feb '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" That blows. Learning experience I guess. He could have been nicer but you probably gave him a scare. ... [snip!] ... toilet paper. -.- I then made the mistake of trying to flush it all at once and almost overflowed our toilet. Feel better. :)"



lol yeah I do... Im glad Im no the only mom who "loses" her kid lol