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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Lock (03/06/06)

TITLE: Locked Out Again
By Anne Harrell
03/07/06


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Locked Out Again


Life with our handicapped daughter Cyndy, we never had a dull moment when she was around. She always kept us on our toes since she was very lively. We had just moved in our home back in the spring of nineteen eighty-eight, when she was just two and half years old. I had been busy unpacking boxes when I notice that Cyndy was quite and no longer down stairs. She had gone up to her room. Lord help me when she would get into things. She was full of surprises.


Hurrying up to her room, I started to panic when I turned the knob and found her door locked. It was no need to sit there and plead to Cyndy, because she would not understand, open the door. Cyndy had been famous for taking her clothes off and getting up into the windows. If I could just get into that room, before she had pulled her clothes off again on me.


Rushing, I did not think about there were keys above every door in the house. I just could not think clearly, when I knew the door was locked. If she was not locking the bedroom door, she was locking the bathroom door and playing in the toilet. All I could think about was getting into the door right then and not looking for a key. I wanted to get to Cyndy before she had taken all of her clothes off, and was up into the window once again.


With all reason or rime had gone from me, I backed away from the door and went running into the door knocking the door off its hinges. Now I had gotten myself into a pickle of a predicament. Yet Cyndy, had beaten me to the drawl, she had pulled off her clothes, and was up into the window again clapping her hands and cooing loudly.



As my husband says, I have learned quickly not to go charging into things like a bull in a china shop. His sayings were stop, look and listen, and think before charging into things. Cyndy was not going to go anywhere but up into the window naked. By the way, after that incident, the keys were put at eye level for me so if Cyndy locked me out again I could get in quickly and hopefully before she could get her clothes off!


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Jessica Schmit03/13/06
that's quite the story. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie Sickler03/14/06
This was an interesting story. I would have liked to know what age she was. Was she a toddler or a teenager? It would really change the picture and tone of the story. It's good the keys are at eye level now. :)
Jan Ackerson 03/15/06
I could definitely feel your panic with you! Be careful of little things like run-on sentences and spelling errors--eliminate them to make your little gem really sparkle.
Helen Paynter03/16/06
Affectionately and humorously told.