Friday, June 20, 2008

It was a jailbreak !

Last night we had a jailbreak at our home. Previously you have seen the "baby jail" that we have set up in our living room for our son Patrick to play in. Well last night we had a little issue. While Mommy was off at church teaching the Bible school Patrick and I stayed home to play. I set him in baby jail and went to check my e-mail. He usually fake cries for a minute then finds something fun to play with that keeps his attention. I was listening and last night seemed like the usual. He whimpered for a minute or two then I heard sounds of him playing. Well I was gone for about 10 minutes checking the blog and e-mail and checking over my newly drafted fantasy football team before heading back down to see what Patrick was up to. I peered around the corner and my heart stopped... He wasn't there. It was just like the scene from the Shawshank Redemption when the warden pulls back the poster and sees the hole in the wall because there was a breach in the baby jail wall that was not their earlier. It sat there staring at me mocking me, basically saying, "your 12 month old is smart enough to break out of the prison you tired to cage him in!" Yikes where is he ? I swung around. He was not in the dining room or the kitchen and I began to get frantic. Where is he? Well just like the Shawshank Redemption he had pulled an Andy Dufresne. He decided to get busy living because there he was sitting in front of the plasma TV with our DVD player in hand shaking it up and down just as happy as a clam. I guess he was wondering why it wouldn't play Yo Gabba Gabba or some other show that he loves. He went for the one big thing that Mommy and Daddy will not let him touch. He smiled up at me and had the look of "Well what are you gonna do about THAT Daddy?" I smiled back at him and couldn't be mad because at least he was safe and unhurt. I just asked him what he wanted for dinner. Everything was fine... however after I put him to bed I did fix the jailbreak point. I still can't figure how he broke out.

-Doc

16 comments:

Patrick's Mommy said...

He is contained in there now......Mama is watching to see how exactly he escaped......I can't even begin to imagine how creative and sneaky he's going to be as a teenager.

WNG said...

He doesn't have any Dora The Explorer posters up on the wall with a tunnel behind it, does he?

The AbsolutGator said...

Time to move up to the steel bars.

BTW, whats up leaving me out of another draft. You didn't invite me to a baseball draft, you don't invite me to a football draft. I'm starting to think you are getting tired of me kicking your ass in every fantasy league we've been in.

Micky-T said...

Maybe the next step to keep Patrick in would be chainlink, that would look good, don't you think? Ha Ha

Patrick's Mommy said...

so far, so good.....no jailbreaks this morning:)

Leighann said...

My son likes to snatch the phone, run away and then start chattering a mile a minute. I knew eventually he'd make contact with someone!

He's an expert escape artist, Patrick must be his apprentice! *giggle*

Dianne said...

Oh I know that heart stopping feeling so well. My son was Houdini and Spiderman rolled into one!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Next up...those cabinet locks you think are childproof!

Karen said...

Kids are so smart. Crazy!

Doc said...

Well thank goodness no escapes today.....So far!

Matt-Man said...

You are doomed. Cheers!!

KaritaG said...

My mom found my sister on top of the fridge once. Glad he was safe and sound!

Aunt Becky said...

Oh what a MONKEY you have! He sounds like my Alex. Equally crafty.

Bina said...

Maybe he just climbed out??

Doc said...

No he busted out... I should have taken pictures as evidence.

Lesley said...

lol.... and when they look up at you with those adorable eyes.. It is hard to be annoyed..

He's showing you that you can't keep him caged in! What a clever little one...

Wish you had of taken pics... Maybe you need to set up a surveilance (sp?) camera.. hehehehe..